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Center of Excellence in Oral and Craniofacial Biology

Federal Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH)  


  • The Oral Microbiome in HIV-associated Oral Warts and Candidiasis (R01)
    Principal Investigators: Paul L. Fidel Jr, PhD, Professor and Director, COE in Oral and Craniofacial Biology, Michael Hagensee, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Div. of Infectious Disease, Ann Griffen, DDS, and Eugene Leys, Ph.D., Professors, The Ohio State University

  • BrpA in Virulence Modulation of Streptococcus mutans (R01)
    Principal Investigator: Zezhang Tom Wen, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials. zwen@lsuhsc.edu and Hui Wu, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Pediatric Dentistry & Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • The Role of Candida albicans Biofilms in a Novel Rat Model of Denture Stomatitis (R01)
    Principal Investigator:  Mairi Noverr, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics. mnover@lsuhsc.edu 

  • Host and Microbial Factors Promoting Synergistic Mortality During Polymicrobial Intra-abdominal Infections with Candida albicans and Staphlococcus aureus. (R01)
    Principal Investigator: Mairi Noverr, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics. mnover@lsuhsc.edu
  • eDNA  Secretion and eDNA Cell Interactions in Biofilm Formation(R21)  Prinicipal Investigator: Zezhang Tom Wen, D.V.M., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials. zwen@lsuhsc.edu
  • High Performance Antimicrobial Fluoride Releasing Dental Materials. (R01)
    Prinicipal Investigator: Xiaoming Xu, PhD, Professor and Head of Biomaterials, Director of Biomedical Research, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials.  xxu@lsuhsc.edu

 

Foundation / Industry Grants / Contracts

  • Zimmer Fellowship
    Principal Investigator: David Simmons, DDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics. dsimmo@lsuhsc.edu
     
  • Chelation Partners -  Specialized Testing
    Principal Investigator: Paul L. Fidel Jr, PhD, Professor and Director, COE in Oral and Craniofacial Biology. pfidel@lsuhsc.edu

 

Center Funded Grants / Contracts

  • Regenerative Potential of Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and Platelet rich in Growth factors (PRGF) in maxillary sinus augmentation: a pilot study
    Principal Investigator: Panos Dragonas, DDS, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics. pdrag1@lsuhsc.edu    
  • Pulpal blood flow with the use of intra-nasal anesthetic: a randomized double-blind crossover study
    Principal Investigator: Kent Sabey, DDS, Assistant Professor and Pediatric Dentistry. ksabey@lsuhsc.edu
 
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