Ku, Class of 2006, shown at left, has won first prize in the Basic
Science and Research category of the ADA Dentsply Student Clinician
Program competition for her project entitled “Denaturing Gradient
Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) Analysis of 16S rDNA Amplicon Mobility
of Oral Bacteria.” Ms. Ku’s mentors were Dr. Page W.
Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry and Head
of the Division of Diagnostics, Infectious Disease, and Health Promotion;
Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial
Biology; and Dr. Jie Xu, Senior Research Scientist in the Department
of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the NYU School of Medicine.