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Sally Marshall Ph.D.

Structure-mechanical property relationships of calcified tissues

Dr. Marshall is Distinguished Professor Emerita of biomaterials and bioengineering in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences in the UCSF School of Dentistry. She served as Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement from 2005-2013.  Beyond UCSF, she served as a guest staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and is a former president of the International Association for Dental Research, American Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Dental Materials. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials.  Marshall earned a bachelor of science degree and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.  Her research interests center on structure-property relationships in calcified tissues, including modifications due to disease or use.  Various imaging and x-ray techniques are used in the analyses.


Selected publications:

Chiu R, Li W, Herber RP, Marshall SJ, Young M, Ho SP. Effects of biglycan on physico-chemical properties of ligament-mineralized tissue attachment sites. Arch Oral Biol. 2012 Feb; 57(2):177-87.

Cheron RA, Marshall SJ, Goodis HE, Peters OA. Nanomechanical properties of endodontically treated teeth. J Endod. 2011 Nov; 37(11):1562-5. 

Varanasi VG, Owyoung JB, Saiz E, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Loomer PM. The ionic products of bioactive glass particle dissolution enhance periodontal ligament fibroblast osteocalcin expression and enhance early mineralized tissue development. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011 Aug; 98(2):177-84.

Mankani MH, Afghani S, Franco J, Launey M, Marshall S, Marshall GW, Nissenson R, Lee J, Tomsia AP, Saiz E. Lamellar spacing in cuboid hydroxyapatite scaffolds regulates bone formation by human bone marrow stromal cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Jun; 17(11-12):1615-23.

Brauer DS, Hilton JF, Marshall GW, Marshall SJ. Nano- and micromechanical properties of dentine: Investigation of differences with tooth side. J Biomech. 2011 May 17; 44(8):1626-9. 

Bertassoni LE, Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Mechanical recovery of dentin following remineralization in vitro--an indentation study. J Biomech. 2011 Jan 4; 44(1):176-81.

Chang JL, Brauer DS, Johnson J, Chen CG, Akil O, Balooch G, Humphrey MB, Chin EN, Porter AE, Butcher K, Ritchie RO, Schneider RA, Lalwani A, Derynck R, Marshall GW, Marshall SJ, Lustig L, Alliston T. Tissue-specific calibration of extracellular matrix material properties by transforming growth factor-ß and Runx2 in bone is required for hearing. EMBO Rep. 2010 Oct; 11(10):765-71.