Advisory Board and Editors Dentistry

Veerasathpurush Allareddy

Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at College of Dentistry - The University of Iowa.

Praveen Arany

Training: Dental Research, Bioengineering.
Postdoctoral: TGF-beta, wound healing, regeneration, radiation biology, light biology, stem cells, biomaterial, Lasers.
Current: Clinical translational research and Molecular mechanisms.
Positions: President, NAALT; Chair SPIE, Chair ALD; Chair ASLMS.
Interests: Signal Transduction, Lasers, Biological regulation.

Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam

E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam is a research group leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg and head of Central Scientific Facility “Biomaterials and Molecular Biology” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Her main research interest is on extracellular stimuli which guide cell structure and functions with a special focus on the role of growth factors on cell adhesion and migration.

Robert Druzinsky

I am an evolutionary biologist and functional morphologist with diverse interests. My major focus is on the evolution of the masticatory apparatus of mammals, particularly rodents. I am also working on an anatomy ontology for muscles of the head and neck in tetrapods. I also study the biomechanics of teeth, as well as the neurophysiology of mastication.

Melissa M Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Co-lead for the Periodontal Research Group (PRG)

Melissa graduated in 1997 with a BSc in Biochemistry and immediately took up a CASE Award (Du Pont) PhD in the laboratories of Dr Dennis Briggs, studying enzymes involved in the germination of wheat grain. These enzymes would ultimately be exploited in the improvement of animal feeds and in bread baking, allowing bread to rise more and yield a ‘fluffier’ loaf.

She was introduced to the field of proteomic research at the end of her PhD and subsequently went on to set up the proteomic laboratory of Prof Helen Griffiths at Aston University. Leading on from her interests in nutrition Melissa investigated the effects of vitamins C, E and folate on human health and disease, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. She analysed both human plasma samples and cell culture derived samples, generating a number of papers during this post doctoral research.

In 2005 she joined the School of Dentistry's Periodontal Research Group at the University of Birmingham as lead postdoctoral fellow on projects to assess how micronutrients could be used to improve oral health. She was appointed as lecturer in 2011 in Biological Sciences and has office and laboratory space in both the schools of dentistry and biosciences.

Liran Levin

Professor and Head, Division of Periodontology at University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Visiting Professor of Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Published more than 180 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. Lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally.

Andreas Stavropoulos

PhD in Odontology (Periodontology), Odont. Dr., Aarhus University, Denmark

Ann E Wennerberg

Wennerberg became a dentist in 1979, PhD in 1996, a license degree in Prosthodontics in 1997 and became Professor in Prosthodontics 2002 at Gothenburg University. Since 2008, she is the head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden.
Her main research is aimed at optimize implant surfaces. She has so far been the main supervisor for 9 defended PhD thesis, 14 PhD students are ongoing. Wennerberg has published more than 200 scientific papers .