Fall 2017 Advanced Oral Sciences Lecture Series: MicroRNAs
 Fall 2017 Advanced Oral Sciences Lecture Series: MicroRNAs

Get ready for the Fall 2017 Advanced Oral Sciences Lecture Series.  The theme of this year’s lectures is “MicroRNAs in craniofacial tissue development and homeostasis”.  Seven lectures will be held between August and December.  The first lecture is August 31 at 4:30 pm in Lecture Hall North.


September 14th

Host and Herpesvirus Encoded microRNAs: Emerging Components in Oral Inflammatory Disease Pathogenesis

Speaker: Afsar Naqvi 

This week's speaker will be Dr. Afsar Naqvi, and he will give a lecture entitled “Host and Herpersvirus Encoded microRNAs: Emerging Components in Oral Inflammatory Disease Pathogenesis”.  


About the Speaker

Nares-Perio-lab-545_0.jpgDr. Naqvi is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics, UIC College of Dentistry. His expertise is in the areas of virology, molecular biology and immunology. Dr. Naqvi’s research focuses on craniofacial pathobiology, periodontal disease and immunology.  He studies the role of miRNAs in differentiation and function of myeloid cells, which aims to identify miRNAs as diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for periodontal diseases.  He has published more than 25 research articles, and his research has been funded by the National Institution of Dental and Craniofacial Research.





video-play65.png  Video: How Dr. Naqvi is using MicroRNAs to Fight Periodontal Disease



Series Schedule

  1. MicroRNAs and Tissue Engineering,   Xianghong Luan  --- August 31
  2. Host and Herpesvirus Encoded microRNAs: Emerging Components in Oral Inflammatory Disease Pathogenesis,   Afsar Naqvi --- September 14
  3. MicroRNAs and Periodontal Immunity,  Salvador Nares --- October 5
  4. Neural Crest microRNAs in Craniofacial Development,  David Crowe --- October 19
  5. Roles of microRNAs during Tooth Movement: Can It Modify Rate of Tooth Movement? ,  Phimon Atsawasuwan --- November 2
  6. Advances in microRNA target gene identification,   Charles Zhou --- November 16
  7. MicroRNA Function in Periodontal Homeostasis,   Xianghong Luan --- December 7

All students and faculty members are welcome to join us.


More Information

Contact Xianghong Luan, Course Director and Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology


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Research in the Department of Oral Biology encompasses all aspects of oral biology: cell and molecular biology of tissues of the oral cavity, signal transduction, biomineralization, genomics, tissue engineering of oral structures, applied clinical research, AIDS research, oral microbiology and cariology, functional anatomy, and evolutionary biology. The Department of Oral Biology laboratories provide an exciting environment for new discoveries in many areas of oral biology. Annual departmental funding approaches $2 Million per year. Funding sources include the National Institutes of Health (more than 50% from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research) and the National Science Foundation.

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September 14, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St

Chicago , IL 60612
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