2012 Summer Scholars Present Their Research

2012 Summer Scholars Present Their Research

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, dental students who rank in the top one-third to one-half of their class are invited to apply to the Summer Scholars Program. The students who are selected receive a stipend and, more importantly, the opportunity to participate in research projects in collaboration with faculty mentors. During the nine-week program, students work in the School of Dentistry’s state-of-the-art laboratories and clinics. Hands-on duties encompass a wide range of research tasks, such as conducting literature searches, preparing specimens, gathering data and analyzing results. At the end of the summer, students produce a research paper, give an oral presentation, and submit a research abstract for the next national meeting of the American Association for Dental Research at which they present their research results in oral or poster presentations. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn one credit hour of independent study. (See table below for a complete list of the scholars, mentors, and projects.)


(L–R) Dr. Mary Walker (Summer Scholars Program Director); 2012 Summer Scholars: Brandt Howard,
Anisha Patel, Timothy Bunnell, Danielle Leeper, Myles Davidson, Lisa Le, Jessica Scully, Bo Zhang, Aleena Corona,
Becky Kisling, Lisa Alford; John Fife (Summer Scholars Program Coordinator).

 

2012 Summer Scholars, Mentors, and Projects

Student Mentor(s) Project
Lisa Alford Dr. Yasu Ueki Roles of TLR2- and TLR4-mediated Signaling Pathways in the Pathogenesis of Cherubism
Timothy Bunnell Dr. Lian Bi &
Dr. Lynda Bonewald
Evaluation of the Biocompatibility of the Different Silorane-Based New Bone Cements
Aleena Corona Dr. Mark Johnson Effect of Altered Wnt/β-catenin Signaling on Mouse Dentition
Myles Davidson Dr. Matt Prideaux & Dr. Lynda Bonewald The regulation of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in IDG-SW3 osteocytes
Brandt Howard Dr. Donna Deines Outcomes Assessment of Patients Treated with Osseointegrated Dental Implants at the UMKC School of Dentistry
Becky Kisling Dr. Lynn Friesen UMKC Dental School Students Survey of Understanding of Periodontal Disease – Systemic Link
Lisa Le Dr. Sarah Dallas Expression and 3D imaging of a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) reporter gene targeted to osteocytes and odontoblasts and its use for generation of an osteocyte-like cell line
Danielle Leeper Dr. Mary Walker Comparison of Digital and Conventional Impression Dimensional Accuracy: A Pilot Study
Anisha Patel Dr. John Purk &
Dr. Mary Walker
Microtensile bond strength of two adhesive systems placed under an in-vitro positive pulpal pressure and exposed to simulated occlusal function
Jessica Scully Dr. Yong Wang &
Dr. Xiaomei Yao
Interfacial chemistry of Self-etching Adhesives with Enamel and Dentin after Prior Acid-etching
Bo Zhang Dr. Jeff Gorski Effect of Therapeutic Radiation on the Activation of MMP-20 (enamelysin) Protease in Teeth