March / April / May / June 2018
Kesavalu Lakshmyya博士牙周病学系的副教授，从佛罗里达州卫生部和埃塞尔·摩尔阿尔茨海默氏病研究计划获得了221,000美元。该项目的标题为“牙周细菌增加了Abeta和Tau病理的进展”。为期两年的项目研究了与牙龈疾病和阿尔茨海默氏病有关的潜在危险因素。Lakshmyya博士正在与Drs合作。Todd Golde和Yona Levites，UF神经科学中心的翻译研究和神经退行性疾病。
弗兰克·吉布森博士系的副教授,口服Biology received $25,000 contract from Sutrovax for the project entitled “Molecular analysis of Porphyromonas.”
Seunghee Cha博士系的副教授,口服Diagnostic Sciences, received a 2018 Professorship award from the University Research Foundation (UFRF). The UFRF award is for tenured faculty members having a distinguished current record of research. The purpose of this award is to recognize recent contributions and provide incentives for continued excellence in research.
Dr. Jean-Francois Roulet, a professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences and the director of the Center for Dental Biomaterials received a $4,000 contribution from Ultradent. The funds support biomaterial research.
Kyulim Lee，第三年的双学位学生（DMD/PHD）获得了露丝·柯希斯坦国家研究服务奖（NRSA）奖学金（F30DE028184）。Lee的研究项目题为“调查益生菌作用机制StreptococcusA12.” She said, “I hope to gather information of value in identifying other organisms that may promote oral health and guiding the development of effective probiotics.” Kyulim’s mentor is Dr. Robert Burne, a distinguished professor, chair of the Department of Oral Biology, and the associate dean for research.
博士。Jose Lemos, and Shannon Wallet在口腔生物学系中，两者均获得了419,375美元的奖金，该项目授予了美国国立机构的过敏和传染病研究（R21AI 35158）的两年奖项，该项目标题为“肠球菌肠球菌的监管核苷酸”。口腔生物学助理教授Jaqueline Abranches博士是共同研究的人。莱莫斯博士说，他希望这些发现为开发新的抗菌疗法提供新的潜在客户。
Zsolt Toth博士, an assistant professor in the Department of Oral Biology, received $1.9 million for the NIH award entitled “Viral and host strategies for regulation of KSHV infection (R01AI132554).” The National Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Diseases funded the five-year study. Dr. Bernadette Papp, a research assistant professor in oral biology is participating as co-investigator. Dr. Toth’s applications states, “The goal of this study is to understand how RTA regulates lytic replication, which can help to identify potential targets for the prevention of KSHV replication.”
Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez系的副教授,口服Biology, received a $4,000 consulting contract from Colgate. The contract provides training for Colgate researchers in the area of data analysis methodologies for human and bacterial transcriptomic.
Dr. Robert Caudle, a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received $19,367 for a UFCD Seed Grant for his project, “Low dose naltrexone for treating chronic pain.” Dr. John Neubert, an associate professor in the Department of orthodontics, is participating as co-investigator. The College Seed Grant supports novel research with the goal of providing a platform for faculty to obtain external funding.
2018年1月 / 2月
Dr. Robert Caudle, a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Neuroscience, is participating as co-investigator for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases award entitled “OA pathogenesis beyond cartilage: a preclinical study of the sources of OA pain.” The award totaling $1,812,169 was received by Dr. Kyle Allen in biomedical engineering. The federal grant (R01AR071431) covers a five year period. The ultimate goal of their work is to lead to a broader understanding of OA pathogenesis and symptoms beyond the articular cartilage, helping guide OA treatments toward physiologic changes, which relate to OA pain and disability.
Dr. Sasanka Chukkapalli，口腔生物学，因“ NLRP3炎症体在糖尿病牙周炎中的作用”获得了17,501美元的授予。在加入UF的教职员工之前，他曾在UF牙周病学系担任博士后助理。他在牙周病学方面的工作包括研究牙周疾病与全身性疾病之间的关联，例如动脉粥样硬化，类风湿关节炎，糖尿病，阿尔茨海默氏病和中风。这项研究将提供信息，以阐明炎症成分在导致慢性炎性疾病的事件中，特别是糖尿病牙周炎。
October 2017 – January 2018
Patricia Xirau-Probert博士，Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, received a renewal award from Robert Wood Johnson for the Summer health professions education program (shpep). The one year program is funded at $330,000 and involves all six Health Science Center colleges. This award provides afree夏季丰富计划的重点是改善对卫生专业感兴趣的大学生获得信息和资源的访问。
Dr. Jose Lemos, Oral Biology, received $419, 375 from the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, for a two year project entitled粪肠球菌的调节核苷酸(R21AI135158). According to the application narrative the project team will investigate how the unusual nucleotides(p)ppGpp and c-di-AMP control cell physiology, in a way that increase their tolerance to antibiotics and ability to cause disease. Their findings can offer new leads for the development of new antimicrobial therapies.
Zsolt Toth博士, Oral Biology, obtained bridge funding from the UF Health Cancer Center in the amount of $75,000. The award enables Dr. Toth to continue working on a project entitled“病毒和宿主对KSHV感染的调节策略。”The Cancer Center’s bridge funding program provides support to UF faculty, with the goal of gaining extramural awards in the area of cancer research.
Dr. Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw，恢复性牙科科学，被UF临床和转化科学研究所（CTSI）授予25,000美元的网络科学飞行员。“牙科材料的可靠性和终生鉴定分析的新方法。”The project involves collaborative efforts with Dr. John Mecholsky, UF Department of Engineering/Materials Sciences and Dr. Jason Griggs, University of Mississippi Medical Center/Department of Biomedical Materials Science. The grant application states, “innovative aspect of the proposed research is the development of a forensic analysis protocol utilizing different elements of engineering such as fractographic analysis, fractal geometry and finite element analysis to ascertain causes of clinical failure.”
Dr. John Neubert, Orthodontics, received a one year award in the amount $64,738 from Coda Therapeutics, for a study entitled“用于测量啮齿动物三叉神经性疼痛的操作行为仪器。”
博士。罗伯特·考德尔（Robert Caudle）和郑祖（Jian Zuo），口腔和上颌种族手术，从美国退伍军人事务部获得了政府间的人事协议，该项目标题为“海湾战争疾病机制”。两年奖励的资金为63,233美元。
香农钱包博士, Oral Biology, was awarded $419, 375 from the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, for a two year project entitled人类1型糖尿病中肠上皮细胞ininune信号传导的遗传调节（R21AI130970）。该研究的重点是环境相互作用对粘膜免疫学和自身免疫性疾病发病机理的免疫机制的影响。该项目包括许多学科，包括但不限于粘膜免疫，先天免疫学，胃肠道生物学，上皮细胞生物学，TLR信号传导和1型糖尿病。
September / October 2017
吉尔博士Diamond, Department of Oral Biology is partnered in a research agreement with the Colgate-Palmolive Company (A-2017-231-OC), with the overall goal of working together towards a treatment for periodontal disease. Dr. Diamond has been a research professor of oral biology for over 15 years. The research in his laboratory focuses on the role of host defense peptides in the defense against infectious diseases at mucosal surfaces. Dr. Diamond has demonstrated his expertise in 60 publications specializing in advances in cellular and molecular biology.