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Sandleen Feroz

PositionPhD Student
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Master of Philosophy in Biomaterial Sciences (MPhil)
Research summaryKeratin-based biomaterials for biomedical applications
Teaching
  • Med 3 - Neuroanatomy
  • DENT 262 - Dental 2nd year
  • Med 3 Gross Anatomy (Head & Neck)
  • Med 2/3 Histology
  • Med 3-RDA Histology (2nd and 3rd-year Medical)
Memberships
  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  • European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
  • Clinical Anatomy Research Group (CARG)
  • Emerging Researchers Group (ERG)
  • Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC)
Clinical

Simulation Clinical Teaching - Cariology and Restorative dentistry (3rd-year dental students)

Research

My doctoral thesis project is focused on developing a novel technique for the extraction of keratin from NZ-sourced sheep wool. New Zealand is among the top five countries in wool production worldwide and utilisation of this natural raw material, as a source of different specialty products, can serve significantly to country’s economy.

This extracted keratin will be utilised for the fabrication of a biomimetic scaffold for alveolar bone regeneration. These fabricated bioactive bone repairing scaffolds will relatively be of low cost as compared to other commercially available scaffolds and will help to understand the application of new biomaterials with improved qualities to treat alveolar bone defects in New Zealand and other countries.

This project will help to develop a link between the clinicians and material scientists involved which will facilitate further collaboration aimed at producing and characterizing new novel biomaterials.

Publications

Feroz, S., Muhammad, N., Dias, G., & Alsaiari, M. A. (2022). Extraction of keratin from sheep wool fibres using aqueous ionic liquids assisted probe sonication technology. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 118595. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.molliq.2022.118595

Feroz, S., & Dias, G. (2021). Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) crosslinked keratin/hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffold fabrication, characterization and in vitro biocompatibility assessment as a bone graft for alveolar bone regeneration. Heliyon, 7, e08294. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08294

Feroz, S., & Khan, A. S. (2020). Fluoride-substituted hydroxyapatite. In A. S. Khan & A. A. Chaudhry (Eds.), Handbook of ionic substituted hydroxyapatites. (pp. 175-196). Duxford, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102834-6.00007-0

Feroz, S., Muhammad, N., Ratnayake, J., & Dias, G. (2020). Keratin-based materials for biomedical applications. Bioactive Materials, 5(3), 496-509. doi: 10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.04.007

Aamer, S., Zia, A. U., Feroz, S., & Afzal, A. (2018). Measuring student’s perceptions about educational environment and strength of implemented curriculum at Foundation University College of Dentistry by DREEM's inventory. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 10(1), 46-50.

Feroz, S., & Khan, A. S. (2020). Fluoride-substituted hydroxyapatite. In A. S. Khan & A. A. Chaudhry (Eds.), Handbook of ionic substituted hydroxyapatites. (pp. 175-196). Duxford, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102834-6.00007-0

Chapter in Book - Research

Feroz, S., Muhammad, N., Dias, G., & Alsaiari, M. A. (2022). Extraction of keratin from sheep wool fibres using aqueous ionic liquids assisted probe sonication technology. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 118595. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.molliq.2022.118595

Journal - Research Article

Feroz, S., & Dias, G. (2021). Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) crosslinked keratin/hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffold fabrication, characterization and in vitro biocompatibility assessment as a bone graft for alveolar bone regeneration. Heliyon, 7, e08294. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08294

Journal - Research Article

Aamer, S., Zia, A. U., Feroz, S., & Afzal, A. (2018). Measuring student’s perceptions about educational environment and strength of implemented curriculum at Foundation University College of Dentistry by DREEM's inventory. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 10(1), 46-50.

Journal - Research Article

Feroz, S., Aamir, S., & Nawabi, S. (2018). Susceptibility of human deciduous enamel to erosive wear after exposure to commonly prescribed oral pediatric liquid medicaments: An AFM based in virto analysis. International Journal of Dental Sciences & Research, 6(5), 138-142. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-5-6

Journal - Research Article

Feroz, S., & Moeen, F. (2017). Protective effect of two different remineralizing agents on artificially induced dental erosion in primary and permanent teeth: An in-vitro analysis. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 657-666.

Journal - Research Article

Feroz, S., Moeen, F., & Haq, S. N. (2017). Protective effect of chicken egg shell powder solution (CESP) on artificially induced dental erosion: An in vitro atomic force microscope study. International Journal of Dental Sciences & Research, 5(3), 49-55. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-5-3-2

Journal - Research Article

Feroz, S., Muhammad, N., Ratnayake, J., & Dias, G. (2020). Keratin-based materials for biomedical applications. Bioactive Materials, 5(3), 496-509. doi: 10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.04.007

Journal - Research Other

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