Research

Dr. Gibbs

Meet Endodontics’ New Program Director Dr. Jennifer Gibbs

September 28, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in September as a member of the faculty and director of Endodontics. She comes to HSDM most recently from NYU College of Dentistry where she was assistant professor of Endodontics. 

Could you describe the path that led you to the field of endodontics?

It was my PhD training in the neurobiology of nociceptors (pain detecting neurons) that led me to endodontics. As a PhD student at University of Texas San Antonio I joined the...

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Vicki Rosen

Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

October 4, 2018

Dr. Vicki Rosen, professor and chair of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), recently received The William F. Neuman Award, the most prestigious award given by The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The award recognizes major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research, and administration. ... Read more about Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

Whitman and Yang

Drs. Whitman and Yang Will Lead HSDM’s Office of Research

September 25, 2018

Dr. Malcolm Whitman and Dr. Yingzi Yang, both professors of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), have been tapped to lead HSDM’s Office of Research. Beginning October 1, 2018, Dr. Whitman will become associate dean for basic science, and Dr. Yang will become associate dean for translational research. In these new roles, they will share the responsibility of leading HSDM’s research efforts – promoting, overseeing, and reviewing all research activities at HSDM.  

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2018 Sep 25

HSDM/Forsyth Chalk Talk: Synovial Joint Development and Disease

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Forsyth Institute

Dr. Vicki Rosen arrived at HSDM by way of industry, having spent the early part of her career as a scientist at Genetics Institute, a biotechnology company, where she was a member of the research team that identified the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) genes in 1988. She became a professor in the Faculty of Medicine in 2001, and chair of the Department of Developmental Biology at HSDM in 2005.

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Dr. Yang

Research Profile: Gaining Insights from Rare Genetic Diseases

July 11, 2018

Dr. Yingzi Yang, professor of developmental biology at HSDM, leads a laboratory of seven postdoctoral researchers and three visiting scholars researching skeletal development—particularly how the skeletal system forms and how skeletal diseases arise.

“We have a long-standing interest in skeletal development, although most of the time we are investigating how the skeletal system forms, our ultimate goal is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning skeletal diseases,” Yang said...

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3DOrthoImage

New Research Led by HSDM Suggests 3D Photography Could Offer Better Orthodontic Diagnosis Using Less Radiation

June 27, 2017

Common orthodontic problems such as crossbite, overbite, underbite, and crowding of the teeth can have a negative impact on a person’s physical appearance, dental function, and overall self esteem. To make a diagnosis and plan treatment, orthodontists currently take multiple x-ray images of the entire skull before, during and after orthodontic treatment. ... Read more about New Research Led by HSDM Suggests 3D Photography Could Offer Better Orthodontic Diagnosis Using Less Radiation

PTH hormone

Lanske Lab Research Finding Could Influence Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Diseases

April 17, 2017

Researchers in the Lanske Laboratory at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with the Rosen Laboratory at Maine Medical Center have been studying the function of Parathyroid hormone (PTH) beyond its well-known role in maintaining calcium homeostasis in the body. PTH has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis in humans to induce bone formation. Their recent finding published in...

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Cells

Intini Lab Research Leads to Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital Surgeons on Potential Treatments for Craniofacial Malformations

April 5, 2017

A recent research finding published in Stem Cell Reports could potentially lead to therapies that address craniofacial malformations in children. Craniofacial malformations are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones—disorders such as cleft palate, or craniosynostosis that are present at birth.

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2017 Apr 20

HSDM Sesquicentennial Scientific Symposium

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Research Education Building Lobby & Auditorium

 

April 20, 2017  9am-3pm (REB Auditorium)
Celebrating 150 Years of Science at HSDM

Research talks by Drs. Andreia Ionesco, Sook-Bin Woo, Agnes Berendsen,
Francesca Gori, Gili Naveh, Shigemi Nagai, and Giuseppe Intini.

April 20, 2017  3pm (REB Auditorium) Reception to Follow
Goldhaber Award Lecture

Professor Laurie McCauley presenting,
Osteal Macrophages: Micromanagers of Skeletal Homeostasis

 

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2017 Apr 19

Student Research Day and Annual Giddon Lecture

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Research Education Building: Lobby, Auditorium & REB 109

April 19, 2017  9am-3pm (REB Lobby)
Student Research Day
DMD, MMSc, DMSc, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows’ poster presentations.
 
April 19, 2017  3pm (REB Auditorium) Reception to Follow
Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Emeritus Donald Giddon presenting,
Revolution Redux, 150 Years After Beginning The First University Dental School

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2016 Dec 08

IADR-AADR Boston Winter Meeting 

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building Auditorium

 

 Please Join Us!
The IADR-AADR Boston SECTION
is holding its Winter Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:00 -8:00 pm

 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Research and Education Building Auditorium
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Featured Speaker:
Michael Levin, B.S., Ph.D. Professor,
Dept. of Biology Tufts University
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2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

September 13, 2016

Today, the HSDM community gathered to celebrate the newest Dean's Scholars. Dean Bruce Donoff presented the awards at a special tea held in the Research and Education Building. The Dean’s Scholars program provides dedicated time and funding for outstanding individuals to develop and refine the skills necessary for future success in academics and research. This years’ award recipients are:

Shek Man (Jacky) Chim research fellow in Developmental Biology and member of the Rosen Lab. Chim received an award for his project on the interplay of BMP and activin...

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