Amr M. Moursi, a pediatric dentist and oral biologist, has been appointed
Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Moursi received a DDS degree from the University of Michigan
School of Dentistry and a PhD in oral biology from the University
of California at San Francisco.
Formerly an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State
University College of Dentistry and Director of the postdoctoral
residency program in pediatric dentistry at Columbus Children’s
Hospital, Dr. Moursi was also a member of the medical staff in pediatric
dentistry at Columbus Children’s Hospital and a senior research
fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute at the University of London.
Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on tissue engineering
in cranial sutures. He is a recipient of the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry Leadership Institute Award and the author or
coauthor of over 50 published articles and abstracts. Dr. Moursi
brings with him
two major NIH grants: “Fibronectin antagonists in craniosynostosis,” which
studies the effect of fibronectin antagonists on cranial suture development
and craniosynostotic rabbits, and “Cytokine therapy in craniosynostotic
rabbits,” which utilizes the results of calvarial organ culture
studies to assess the effect of cytokine therapy in craniosynostotic
rabbits, as well as
an industry-sponsored grant for the study of collagen gel as a vehicle
for protein and gene delivery.