UFCD Research Awards – September and October 2018

Research at UFCongratulations to UF College of Dentistry researchers who received funding for projects in September and October 2018.

pappDr. Bernadett Papp, PI
Department of Oral Biology

Project: Genomic characterization of Forkhead factors in oral infection

Award: NIH/NIDCR – R03DE28029; $152,500 for two years

KasparDr. Justin Ray Kaspar, PI and Dr. Robert Burne, MentorA pic of Robert Burne

Department of Oral Biology

Project: Ecological consequences of cell-cell signaling on interbacterial competition

Award: NIH/NIDCR – F32DE028479$59,838 for one year

Photo of Ellen TerryDr. Ellen Terry, PI and Dr. Roger Fillingim, MentorDr. Robert Fillingim

Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science; PRICE

Project: MBI Career Enhancement Award

Award: McKnight Brain Institute $10,000

JangSeung Jin Jang, PIToth
DMD/PhD Student
Zsolt Toth, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology

Project:  Studying the immunoregulatory roles of the viral proteins of KSHV during oral infection

Award: UFCD Seed Grant $3,000 for one year

shieldsDr. Robert Shields, CO-I
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Kelly Rice, PI
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, IFAS

Project: Probing the effect of simulated microgravity on the pathogenic potential of cariogenic Streptococcus mutans

Award: NASA – 80NSSC18K1463, $299,555 for three years

Dr. Robert FillingimDr. Roger Fillingim, PI

Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science; PRICE

Project: University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research

Award: NIH/NIA – P30AG059297, $1,895,874 for five years

BartleyDr. Emily J. Bartley, PI
Community Dentistry & Behavioral Sciences, PRICE

Project: UFCD Start Up Funding

Award: $130,000 for two years

Shannon Holliday, Ph.D.Dr. L. Shannon Holliday, UF PI
Department of Orthodontics

Project: Development of an exosome-based diagnostic platform for periodontal disease and root resorption

Award: State University of New York NIDCR – R03DE027504 $19,998 for two years

diamondDr. Gill Diamond, UF PI

Department of Oral Biology

Project: New antifungal agents as topical and systemic therapies for wound and invasive infections

Award: Fox Chase/US Department of Defense  W81XWH11810638  $206,027 for two years

UFCD Office of Research

This information is provided by the UF College of Dentistry Office of Research. For more information about these and other research awards at the college, visit the awards and sponsored funding area of the UFCD Office of Research website. Current and archived editions of the Office of Research newsletters can be found here.