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Global Research Collaborations

In the past few years, more than three dozen NYU Dentistry faculty members have led collaborations with overseas colleagues. Below is a list of activities provided by faculty members.  


Collaborators: Drs. Hans Tanke and Paul Corstens

Organization: Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, Netherlands

Research topic: Ongoing project developing microfluidic devices for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Collaborators: Linqi Zhang and Haiteng Deng

Organizations: Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in Beijing, China

Research topic: Proteomic studies of salivary proteins.

Collaborators: Drs. Antonio Mata, Joao Gocalves, Joana Marques

Organization: University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Research topic: Laboratory and clinical studies on HIV-2, a close relative of HIV-1 prevalent in Portugal

Collaborator: Dr. Sungano Mharakurwa

Organization: Malaria Institute at Macha, Macha, Zambia and Zanzibar

Research topic: Development of a point-of-care diagnostic for Malaria.

Collaborator: Steve Millington

Organization: OptiGene, LTD, Horsham, United Kingdom

Research topic: Working on a device for isothermal amplification of RNA and DNA to be used for HIV and Plasmodium detection.



Collaborator: Marco Aurelio Paschoal (UniCEUMA, Brazil)

Organization: University of Maranhão Academic Center UniCEUMA / FAPEMA – Maranhão State, Brazil

Research topic: Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy of Erythrosine on Streptococcus mutans biofilms

In this international collaboration we will be studying the antibiofilm effects of Erythrosine combined with light.

Collaborators: Iriana Zanin, and Lidiany Rodrigues (UFC, Ceara State, Brazil)

Organization: Fortaleza Campus and Sobral Campus, Federal University of Ceara, Ceara State, Brazil

Research topic: The effects of a tissue-tolerable plasma against a natural oral biofilm formed in situ


Collaborator: Carlos Vergani (UNESP, Araraquara, SP State, Brazil)

Organization: Araraquara Campus, State University of Sao Paulo, SP State, Brazil

Research topic: The effects of a tissue-tolerable plasma against Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms

In this international collaboration we will be studying the effects of a tissue tolerable plasma (TTP) on C. albicans and S. aureus, mono and dual-species biofilms, in addition to the citotoxicity of TTP on reconstituted oral epithelium.  



Collaborator: Dr. Irena Sailer, Chair, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion

Organization: School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Research topic: Fractograhic Studies of Clinically Retrieved All-Ceramic and Metal-Ceramic Restorations

The major goal of this project is to identify the causes of fracture of clinically retrieved all-ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations. Our findings should help the manufacturers, clinicians, and laboratory technicians to minimize the incidence of restoration breakage.

Collaborator: Herzl Chai, PhD

Organization: School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University

Research topic: Graded Zirconia Structures for Resistance to Chipping, Delamination, and Fatigue

The major goal of this project is to develop an esthetic, strong, and easy-to-cement glass/zirconia/glass functionally graded material for less invasive all-ceramic posterior crowns and bridges, foreshadowing possibilities for orthopedic and other engineering applications. The main focus is on clinical application of glass/zirconia/glass graded structures.

Collaborators: Drs. Van Thompson (King’s College, London) and Petra Guess (Klinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik, Department für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde)

Organizations: Guy's Tower - Dental, London, and Universitätsklinikum Freiburg

Research topic:
Fatigue of Dental Ceramics

The major goal of this project is to use a fracture mechanics approach to investigate the load-bearing capacity of thin ceramic restorations for the minimally invasive treatment.



Collaborators: Camilo Anauatenetto, Marcela Carrilho, FAbio nascimento, Niraldo Paulino

Organization: Universidade Anhanguera, São Paulo, Brazil

Research topic: Propolis Antimicrobial Properties

This project aims at unravelling the antimicrobial properties of propolis bee extracts on oro-pharyngeal infections.

Collaborators: Emmanuel Dias, Anamaria Camargo, Ana Teresa Vasconcellos

Organizations: Hospital do Cancer AC Camargo, São Paulo, Brazil, LNCC, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Research topic: Oral Microbiome in Thyroid Cancer

This project looks at the role of the oral and pharyngeal microbiome on thyroid cancer



Collaborators: Drs. Shuguo Zheng, Men Qin, Feng Chen, Jinyou Bian

Organization: School of Stomatology, Peking University

Research Topic: Maternal Attributes to early childhood caries in Chinese children

Collaborators: Drs. Zhi Chen and Mingwen Fan

Organization: School of Stomatology, Wuhan University

Research Topic: Faculty and PhD students exchange program

Collaborators: Dr. Gaoxia, Liu

Organization:  Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and

Research Topic: Diversity of oral microbiota and antimicrobial peptides in children with severe early childhood caries

Collaborators: Drs. Panuwan Chantawannakul and Prakaimuk Saraithong

Organization: Faculty of Science, Ching Mai University

Research Topic: Bacterial community structure in the midguts of giant Asian honey bee and dwarf Asian honey bee in Thailand

Collaborators: Drs. Komkham Pattanaporn and Jolanta Aleksejuniene (UBC) Drs. Sakornrat Khongkhunthian and Pannipa Laohapensang(CMU)

Organization: Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, Ching Mai University

Research Topic: Mode of delivery, mutans streptococci colonization, and early childhood caries in Thai children