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IADR Research Fellow Comes to Kapila Lab

March 13, 2017

Zhejun Wang

Zhejun Wang, DDS, PhD

Yvonne Kapila

Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD

The UCSF School of Dentistry will host a short-term visit this month for a research fellow through the International Association for Dental Research.

The IADR STAR Network Academy Fellowship will bring Zhejun Wang, DDS, PhD, here to perform research in the lab of Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD, following the IADR General Session, March 22-25 in San Francisco.

Dr. Wang, a former postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, launched the endodontic program there; he also has continued his oral biofilm research at UBC. He will join Dr. Kapila’s lab for five weeks, focusing on oral microbiology.

Dr. Kapila's work has focused on understanding the basic extracellular matrix processes that govern head and neck cancer tumorigenesis and periodontal disease pathogenesis. Other recently funded work in her lab has focused on host-microbial interactions as related to the oral cavity.

IADR STAR Network Academy fellows are required to submit a brief report on their experiences to IADR at the conclusion of the fellowship, which may be published as part of the IADR Global Research Update, and will be reported to the IADR Board and Council on an annual basis.

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