Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

Chia-Yu Sherry Ku, Class of 2006, Wins First Prize in ADA Dentsply Competition for Basic Science and Research Achievement

Chia-Yu Sherry Ku, Class of 2006, shown at left, has won first prize in the Basic Science and Research category of the ADA Dentsply Student Clinician Program competition for her project entitled “Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) Analysis of 16S rDNA Amplicon Mobility of Oral Bacteria.” Ms. Ku’s mentors were Dr. Page W. Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry and Head of the Division of Diagnostics, Infectious Disease, and Health Promotion; Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; and Dr. Jie Xu, Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the NYU School of Medicine.