Thursday 2 August 2012 3:08pm
The annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day was held on Thursday 2 August 2012 in the Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum.
Professor of Oral Medicine, the Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry and Chair, Department of Orofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, California.
Listed in Who's Who in America and the Dictionary of International Biography, Professor Deborah Greenspan is known as one of the world’s leading investigators and clinicians in oral infectious diseases.
She is an international leader in oral science and has spoken extensively on oral cancer, oral candidiasis, AIDS, the oral manifestations of HIV infection and infection control and has given many radio, television and print media interviews.
Currently she is the Professor of Oral Medicine, the Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry and Chair, Department of Orofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, California
Associate Dean for Global Oral Health in the School of Dentistry at University of California, San Francisco, California and a leading participant in the UCSF Global Health Sciences Programme
Professor John Greenspan is the Associate Dean for Global Oral Health in the School of Dentistry at UCSF and a leading participant in the UCSF Global Health Sciences Program.
His research interests include the global health aspects of AIDS, with emphasis on work in East Africa and China where UCSF has major collaborations. His own work is rooted in studies of oral aspects of AIDS and the role of viruses in oral epithelial and salivary gland lesions.
He and his colleagues have made major contributions to HIV research and care, notably the discovery of the lesion hairy leukoplakia, its association with EBV, and the significance of this and other oral lesions in the natural history of HIV diseases
Mr Steve Ting
Teaching Fellow, Centre for Science Communication
Born and raised in the cosmopolitan metropolis known as Hamilton, Steve Ting is a former marine biologist who has traded in his wetsuit and ruler for a camera and tripod. Now a passionate science communicator he has explored various different mediums of science communication, from photography to video and even a live stage show featuring chemists. Now teaching at the Centre for Science Communication, Steve spends his free time trying to spread the importance of telling a good story.
Best Student Presenter
The award for best student speaker was won by Sobia Zafar.
Sobia's presentation, 'Effects of biphosponate on angiogenic gene expression in human gingival fibroblasts' highly impressed the national and international judges.
The Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Day 2012 was made possible by the generous support of 3M ESPE.
Previous SJWRI Research Days (2007-2011, Faculty of Dentistry website)