OCS Student Receives NIDCR Fellowship

Joshua Emrick

Joshua Emrick, DDS

Joshua Emrick, DDS, a student in the DDS/PhD program, has been awarded an NIDCR Clinical Research Fellowship. He will begin the fellowship after completing his PhD this spring.

"When I'd originally learned about the NIDCR Dental Clinical Fellowship a number of years ago, it seemed like the perfect option for continuing my career in research," Dr. Emrick said. "I am thrilled to continue on to my postdoctoral research training at the NIDCR, where I will work with Drs. Mark Hoon and Nick Ryba to further investigate the underpinnings of oral and craniofacial nociception and pain."

Dr. Emrick currently is conducting his dissertation work in the laboratory of David Julius, working to elucidate the contribution of a novel membrane protein to pain and itch sensation.

The fellowship is a two-year or longer full-time program designed to provide training in the latest clinical, translational, and basic research methodologies.

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