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2016

August - Student Profile (Jennifer Branch) in Schulich News

Jennifer Branch (DDS 2018) is currently a Summer Research Student conducting research in the Leask Lab. Her project is entitled, 'Differences in proliferation and contraction between gingival and pulmonary  fibroblasts'. Read more

Summer StudentsAug 11 - Dentistry Summer Research Final Presentations 

Dentistry’s Summer Research Program students will present their accomplishments/conclusions of their projects on August 11. In addition, other dental students currently involved in research projects in our School, are invited to present their work.  Dental Faculty and lab members are encouraged to attend ... if you would also like to attend the lunch, please RSVP by Aug 8 to Cathy (include any dietary restrictions). More information or inquires can be sent to Cathy Ferrie (cferrie@uwo.ca).  MSB 148   10:30am-2pm 


Jun 21- Dentistry Summer Research Presentations

Dentistry’s Summer Research Program students will present an introduction of their projects on June 21.  In addition, other dental students currently involved in research projects in our School, are invited to present their work.  Dental Faculty and lab members are encouraged to attend. More information or inquires can be sent to Cathy Ferrie (cferrie@uwo.ca).  Introductory Presentations - MSB 148 | 12-2:30PM    


15 Summer research studentships awarded in 2016

The summer student research program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research being performed in Schulich Dentistry. Stipends normally are for a period of 12 weeks. Each year, there are a limited number of Studentships awarded by competition. 

15 Research Projects were funded for the summer of 2016. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a Summer Research Studentship:

Farah Abu Sharkh, DDS 2018 - Supervisors: Drs. T.  Wilson, K. Galil
Project: Development and testing of a multimedia resource to guide anaesthesia administration

Kim Beaucage, DDS 2018 - Supervisors: Drs. J. Dixon, C. Seguin, D. Holdsworth
Project: Role of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) in the orofacial tissues of mice

Jennifer Branch, DDS 2018 - Supervisor:   Dr. A. Leask
Project: Effect of matrix stiffness on gingival fibroblast proliferation and migration

David Feere, DDS 2018 - Supervisor:   Dr. A. Leask
Project: Effect of matrix stiffness on gingival fibroblast myofibroblast differentiation

Erik Holm, DDS 2018 - Supervisors: Drs. D. Holdsworth, A. Rizkalla
Project: Characterization of selective laser melting and conventional fabrication of dental alloys

Sari Johnston, DDS 2019 - Supervisor:   Drs. M. Shimizu, A. Tassi
Project: Aesthetic outcome of maxillomandibular advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Jordan Khankhet, DDS 2018 - Supervisor: Dr. A. Tassi
Project: Shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to all-ceramic restorations

Shawna Kim, DDS 2019 - Supervisor: Dr. D. Hamilton 
Project: Role of periostin in the regulation of gingival healing

Carissa Menant Tay, DDS 2019 - Supervisor: Dr. D. Hamilton
Project: Influence of nanometric topography on human gingival cell physiology

Yuliya Mulyar, DDS 2017 - Supervisor: Dr.  W. Siqueira
Project: Proteome investigation of Zika virus peptide in saliva: A clinical case from mother to twin babies

Imad Siddique, DDS 2019 -  Supervisors: Drs. J. Santos, G. Santos
Project: Clinical evaluation of RMGI class V restorations placed by dental students

Leah van Draanen, DDS 2018, Supervisor: Dr. C. McCord
Project: Oral pathology virtual slidebox

Guessy Wang, DDS 2017 - Supervisors: Drs. H. Sandhu, R. Bohay, Y. Hosein
Project: Retrospective clinical, radiographic, and implant stability analysis of peri-implant diseases: mucositis and peri-implantitis

Allen Xian, DDS 2018 - Supervisor: Dr. L. Kalman 
Project: Investigation and assessment of 3-D printed dental implant provisional abutments

Andrei Zaharia, DDS 2019 - Supervisors: Drs. A. Rizkalla, J. Dixon
Project: Bioactive, fast-setting and injectable bone cements for craniofacial reconstruction


2016 Summer Research Funding

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Schulich Dentistry
Paul Sills Summer Student Clinical Researchship
Dentistry Canada Fund - Ontario Dental Association
Summer Research Studentship Ontario Dental Association