Postdoctoral presentation winner Wentao (Tom) Yan (right) makes a
point to Peter Sacks,
Joseph Zelig(left) won the OKU Award. He is shown here with Dr. Terracio.
NYUCDs annual research day in April set new standards both
for the quality and variety of submissions and the number of students
and faculty who came to celebrate them.
Kudos to Chaninah
Zweihorn,03, who won the ADA Dentsply Student Research Award
for his presentation entitled Ion-Selectivity Switch Is a
Permeability Gating Mechanism With Physiological Relevance.
Chaninahs adviser was Dr. Kathleen Walsh Kinnally, professor
of basic science and craniofacial biology. Joseph Zelig, 02,
won the OKU Award for his presentation entitled Neovacularization
of a Bioengineered Tissue: An Adenoviral Approach. Joseph
was advised by Dr. Louis Terracio, associate dean for research,
and Dr. Upinder Fotadar, research associate.
Joseph was also
a corecipient of the Deans Student Research Award, along with
Phillip Zaveloff, 03. Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, clinical associate
professor of periodontics; Dr. Robert J. Boylan, associate professor
of basic science and craniofacial biology; and Dr. Fotadar advised
them on their presentation entitled A Novel Method for Determining
the Prevalence of Identical orphyromonas Gingivalis Strains Among
Left to right:
Philip Zaveloff, Jeffrey Karen, Dr. Harvey Wishe, Bahram Saffar, Dr.
Yihong Li, Man Ki So, Richard Leung, Dr. Louis Terracio, Chaninah
Zweihorn, Angeline Chan, Wayne Hsieh, Klenise Paranhos, Claudine Agosta,
Dawn Pietkiewicz, Thomas Kolodge, Ruben Cohen, Liang Guo, Serguie
Grigoriev and Wentao (Tom) Yan
ADA Dentsply Student
Research Award Winner Chaninah Zweihorn (right) discusses his presentation
with Dr. Louis Terracio.
The award for postdoctoral presentations was shared by Dawn Pietkiewicz
for The Effect of Cytochrome c on Apoptosis (adviser:
Dr. Kinnally), and by Wentao (Tom) Yan for Tissue Engineering
of Skeletal Muscle: Phase 1-Tissue Culture Conditions (adviser:
Dr. Terracio). The judges included Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, associate
professor of epidemiology and health promotion and director of the
M.S. Program in Clinical Research; Dr. Robert Glickman, professor
and chairman of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
and director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery; Dr. Angela Kamer, assistant professor of periodontics;
Dr. Yihong Li, associate professor of basic science and craniofacial
biology and director of international research; and Dr. Harvey Wishe,
associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.