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Dr Benedict Seo

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Research summaryDiagnostic oral pathology; unfolded protein response, ER stress, oral cancer; molecular biology; epithelial cell culture

Research

Dr Seo investigates the pathogenesis of oral cancer, odontogenic lesions and immune-mediated oral diseases, with a particular focus on unfolded protein response (UPR) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Techniques such as qRT2-PCR, IHC, histochemistry, western blot, cell culture and in vitro assays (viability, caspase-based, TUNEL) are employed in his research. He has an active research partnership with the University of Malaysia, Oral Cancer Research and Coordination Centre and the National University of Malaysia, as well as with Dunedin Public Hospital.

Dr Seo is also a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontal Research, Pathology and BMC Oral Health.

He received the Oral Presentation Award from the International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP), Elman Poole Fellowship, International Association for Dental Research-Colgate Postgraduate Award and Sir Thomas Hunter Scholarship, amongst others.

Publications

Yu, Z., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., Meldrum, A. M., & Rich, A. M. (2019). The relative frequency of paediatric oral and maxillofacial pathology in New Zealand. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12590

Al-Hassiny, A., Hussani, H., Milne, T., Seo, B., Rich, A. M., & Friedlander, L. T. (2019). Vascularity and angiogenic signaling in the dentine-pulp complex of immature and mature permanent teeth. European Endodontic Journal, 4(2), 80-85. doi: 10.14744/eej.2019.26349

Yakin, M., Seo, B., & Rich, A. (2019). Tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress up-regulates tumour-promoting cytokines in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Cytokine, 120, 130-143. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2019.04.013

Al-Hassiny, A., Friedlander, L. T., Parachuru, V. P. B., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2018). Upregulation of angiogenesis in oral lichen planus. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 47(2), 173-178. doi: 10.1111/jop.12665

Yakin, M., Seo, B., Hussaini, H., Rich, A., & Hunter, K. (2018). Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: The essentials. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12652

Journal - Research Article

Yu, Z., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., Meldrum, A. M., & Rich, A. M. (2019). The relative frequency of paediatric oral and maxillofacial pathology in New Zealand. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12590

Yakin, M., Seo, B., & Rich, A. (2019). Tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress up-regulates tumour-promoting cytokines in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Cytokine, 120, 130-143. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2019.04.013

Al-Hassiny, A., Hussani, H., Milne, T., Seo, B., Rich, A. M., & Friedlander, L. T. (2019). Vascularity and angiogenic signaling in the dentine-pulp complex of immature and mature permanent teeth. European Endodontic Journal, 4(2), 80-85. doi: 10.14744/eej.2019.26349

Al-Hassiny, A., Friedlander, L. T., Parachuru, V. P. B., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2018). Upregulation of angiogenesis in oral lichen planus. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 47(2), 173-178. doi: 10.1111/jop.12665

Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2017). Second opinion oral pathology referrals in New Zealand. Pathology, 49(3), 277-284. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2016.11.007

Kazantseva, M., Hung, N. A., Mehta, S., Roth, I., Eiholzer, R., Rich, A. M., Seo, B., Baird, M. A., Braithwaite, A. W., & Slatter, T. L. (2017). Tumor protein 53 mutations are enriched in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with irregular CD19 marker expression. Scientific Reports, 7, 1566. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01800-6

Seo, B., Coates, D. E., Seymour, G. J., & Rich, A. M. (2016). Unfolded protein response-related gene regulation in inflamed periodontal tissues with and without Russell bodies. Archives of Oral Biology, 69, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2016.04.009

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Journal - Research Other

Yakin, M., Seo, B., Hussaini, H., Rich, A., & Hunter, K. (2018). Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: The essentials. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12652

Rich, A. M., Seo, B., Parachuru, V., & Hussaini, H. M. (2017). The nexus between periodontics and oral pathology. Periodontology 2000, 74(1), 176-181. doi: 10.1111/prd.12197

Goldsmith, S. M., Seo, B. L., de Silva, R. K., Parachuru, P., Rich, A. M., & Seymour, G. J. (2014). Oral mycosis fungoides: Report with immune profile. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 118(2), e48-e52. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2013.10.005

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