Awards & Honors
Second-year dental student Austin Allen spent his summer vacation as a summer research fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a component of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
For eight weeks Allen worked alongside his mentor, Dr. Larry W. Fisher of the NIDCR. The two researched structure-function of non-collagenous extracellular matrix proteins of bones and teeth.
The summer research fellowship is designed to promote the professional careers of dental students through exposure to the latest advances in oral health research at the NIDCR. Participants are assigned mentors based on their areas of interest.