John Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of orthodontics, received a 2010 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the UF Office of the Provost. The award focuses on junior faculty and recognizes excellence in research and includes a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research-related expenses.
Neubert says that it is a team effort and expressed appreciation for the support he’s received from the dean, his department chair, his colleagues and staff over the years, “It’s great being a Gator and I look forward to many more years of enjoyment at the College of Dentistry.”
Neubert completed his dental and orofacial pain management training at the UCLA School of Dentistry and finished a Clinical Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before joining the faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2003. His clinical interests include seeing individuals suffering from neuropathic pains, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and headaches. His research involves investigating basic mechanisms of pain transmission in the orofacial region and he is currently running a clinical trial examining the role of the chili pepper (capsaicin) receptor on TMD.