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Faculty Symposium on Stem Cell Research in Regenerative Dentistry

Faculty Symposium on Stem Cell Research in Regenerative Dentistry
Peter Murray, Ph.D., associate professor at the College of Dental Medicine.

The Faculty Advisory Council will hold a faculty symposium on stem cell research in regenerative dentistry with Peter Murray, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Endodontics at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. The symposium will be held in the Chancellors Dining Room in the Health Professions Division.

Dr. Murray is a stem cell and tissue regeneration researcher and has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. He is a member of the AAE Regenerative Endodontics Committee and a reviewer for many dental journals, including Journal of Endodontics. He is also associate editor of the journals Stem Cells and Development and American Journal of Dentistry.

Dr. Murray is currently funded in collaboration with Franklin Garcia-Godoy, DDS, professor and associate dean for research, by two large grants awarded by the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and holds research funding from several commercial sources in addition to the AAE foundation. The total amount of funding held by Drs. Murray and Garcia-Godoy’s Stem Cell and Tissue Regeneration laboratory is $1.7 million.

Dr. Murray has been featured in newspaper articles, radio interviews, and has participated in workshops sponsored by members of the U.S. congress with the aim of stimulating more funding for stem cell research. His goal is to create new regenerative dental and medical therapies that can be used by practitioners in their own offices.

To RSVP for the symposium or for more information, contact Cassandra Norcross at norcross@nova.edu.


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. Nova Southeastern University. Revised: March 4, 2009