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What teeth reveal about mammal evolution

MEDICAL FORUM
Wednesday, 8 March | 1.00–1.50PM
Dental Blue Lecture Theatre | Ground Floor, Dentistry Building

What teeth reveal about mammal evolution

Dr Carolina Loch Santos da Silva
Department of Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Sir John Walsh Research Institute


RESEARCHER PROFILE
My research is focused on evolutionary oral biology and comparative dental morphology, mainly using animal teeth to gather a wide range of information about the biology, evolution and interactions with the environment of fossil and recent species. Comparative dental anatomy and ultrastructure are some of the key components of my research. I am also interested in dental hard tissues processing and analyses using modern analytical techniques such as electron microscopy, biomechanical testing, geochemical analysis and micro-computed tomography.

I am part of the Craniofacial Biology and Biomechanics and Oral Implantology Programmes of the SJWRI. I have worked in collaboration with Prof. Paul Brunton, Dr. Don Schwass, Prof. Warwick Duncan, among others. A few of my recent research projects spanned from the biomechanics of the human jaw and development of dental appliances in the interface of oral and general health, to the laboratory testing and characterisation of new dental materials.

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Date Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Special Lecture
Divisional Seminar
CampusDunedin
LocationDENTB - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre, Ground floor of Dentistry Building
Contact NameOtago Postgraduate Medical Society
Contact Emailmedical.forum@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/dsm/news/medicalforum.html

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