Mina Mina, D.M.D., Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Craniofacial sciences
Director, DMD/PHD program.
Co-Director , Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology training grant
|D.M.D.||National University of Iran||Dentistry|
|M.Dent.Sc.||Case Western Reserve Univeristy||Craniofacial Biology|
|Ph.D.||University of Connecticut Health Center||Biomedical Sciences|
|Residency||Case Western Reserve University Program||Pediatric Dentistry|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|UCHC Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award||UCHC|
|IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Craniofacial Biology Research||IADR|
|Graduate Student Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry||AAPD|
My Labaratory is interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the formation of organs in embryos, their renewal and regeneration into adulthood. Most of our studies are focused in initiation and morphogenesis of organs in craniofacial regions including mandible and teeth.
Currently we also study the origin, maintenance, proliferation and differentiation of adult stem cells using adult stem cells in dental pulp.
Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Summer '15, Fall '15, Spring '16
Lab Rotation Projects
Students with new and innovative ideas about craniofacial and tooth development are more than welcome to participate in rotation project in the laboratory. In addition the students can participate in the ongoing projects in the lab.
The current research projects in the laboratory are:
1. Characterization of adult dental pulp using various markers.
2. Understanding the differentiation potentials of dental pulp and its application towards tissue engineering.
3. Signaling pathways involved in cell fate determination of dental pulp stem cells