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Arthur R. Hand, D.D.S.

Professor of Craniofacial Sciences and Cell Biology
Academic Office Location:
Craniofacial Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1610
Phone: 860-679-4085
Fax: 860-679-4078

Cell Biology Graduate Program

Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Graduate Program

DDSUniversity of CaliforniaDentistry

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Distinguished Scientist Award – Salivary ResearchIADR
Special Recognition AwardInternational Association for Dental Research
Alumnus of the YearUCLA School of Dentistry
FellowJapan Society for the Promotion of Science
Basic Research in Oral Science AwardInternational Association for Dental Research
USPHS Commendation Medal
Outstanding GraduateUCLA School of Dentistry
Regents Scholarship, 1964-1968 UCLA School of Dentistry
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Consultant, Genteric, Inc., Alameda, California Advisory CommitteeConsultantExternalLocal2003
Ad Hoc Reviewer: NIH Study Sections, National Science Foundation, Veterans Administration, Medical Research Council of Canada, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Study SectionAd Hoc ReviewerExternalNational2003
Biological Stain Commission Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2002
Microscopy Society of America Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1990
Advances in Dental Research Editorial BoardEditorExternalNational19861995
Special Issues, Journal of Dental Research Editorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalNational19851995
Fogarty International Research Fellowship Advisory CommitteeReview Panel MemberExternalInternational1979
Histochemical Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1976
International Association for Dental Research Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational1975
American Association for the Advancement of Science Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1969
American Society for Cell Biology Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1969
Our laboratory employs morphological, immunological and biochemical methodology to study protein expression and localization in salivary glands. Current areas of interest are:

--microgravity effects on structure and protein expression in salivary glands;

--the localization of salivary proteins in human salivary glands; and

--the expression, localization and function of cyclic AMP-binding proteins in salivary glands and saliva.

Not Accepting Students for Lab Rotations At This Time

Lab Rotation Projects

The current research in my laboratory involves the use of light and electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry to study salivary gland structure and protein expression and localization. Students desiring experience with the preparation and analysis of specimens using these techniques may participate in the following ongoing projects:Project #1: Analysis of the effects of microgravity on the structure and protein expression in salivary glands of mice using quantitative immunocytochemical methods.Project #2: Distribution and localization of proteins in human salivary glands.

Journal Articles


  • Expression and regulation of fibroblast growth factor-2 by cytokines and growth factors in human osteoblasts.
    Hurley MM, Montero A, Abreu C, Min YK, Pilbeam C, Raisz, Hand A, Florkiewicz R. J Bone Miner Res 1998 Jan;13(S1)S440
  • Insulin like growth factor binding protein 5 accumulates in bone matrix and is released by parathyroid hormone and prostaglandin E2.
    Hakeda Y, Kawaguchi H, Hand A, Pilbeam C, Hurley M, Abreu C, Kumegawa M, Raisz LG. J Bone Miner Res 1993 Jan;8(S1)S237

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