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...
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.
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.
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...
Student Research Day at HSDM is an annual event where graduating dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. This year’s event, held on April 9, provided students with the opportunity to showcase their research in poster sessions and interact with faculty, staff, and peers. ... Read more about Research Day Showcases Student’s Scholarly Work
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...
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.
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
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
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...