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Travel Funds

 Davis  Krysiak  Zarchi  Hoffman
            Dakota Davis        Amanda Krysiak               Elly Zarchi
            David Hoffman


Four dental students at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry received American Association for Dental Research Bloc Travel Grants, which will support travel to the International Association for Dental Research 86th General Session and Exhibition in Toronto July 2-5.

Recipients include second-year dental students Dakota Davis, Amanda Krysiak and Elly Zarchi and third-year student David Hoffman. All recipients will present their research at the general session (abstracts are listed below).

  • Krysiak A (mentored by Dr. Mari Koike, visiting assistant professor in biomedical sciences). “Effect of casting force on castability of titanium alloys.”
  • Davis ND (mentored by Dr. Robert Spears, assistant professor in biomedical sciences). “Immunohistochemical analysis of inflammatory mediators in NPY knockout mice.”
  • Hoffman D (mentored by Dr. Robert Spears, assistant professor in biomedical sciences). “Neuropeptide Y knockout alters periapical lesion development.”
  • Zarchi E (mentored by Dr. Hitesh Kapadia, assistant professor in biomedical sciences). “The genetic basis of Pierre Robin sequence.”