Scientists

Elevating Dentistry: Trailblazing Discoveries from the Minds of Exceptional Scientists

The Oral Health Research Institute conducts dental research, from groundbreaking lab discoveries to their clinical application testing. We provide a supportive environment that facilitates the collaboration among exceptional scientists in different areas, each contributing to the advance of our research mission. OHRI's faculty members lead a research group focused on their field of expertise; postdoctoral fellows, students and visiting researchers may work with one or several faculty members.

Faculty Members

Faculty

  • Dr. Anderson Hara
  • Dr. Frank Lippert
  • Dr. Ana Gossweiler
  • Dr. Inessa Ostrovsky
  • Dr. Domenick Zero

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Current Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Astrid Valdivia, Postdoctoral Fellow, IUSD (2023-present)

Past Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Ian Towle, Postdoctoral Fellow, IUSD (2022)
  • Maria J. R. H. Romero, Postdoctoral Fellow, IUSD (2019-2021)
  • Micah Goldfarb, Postdoctoral Fellow, IUSD (2017-2019)
  • Shyamali Saha, Postdoctoral Fellow, IUSD (2017-2018)
  • Taís Scaramucci, Post-Doc, IUSD, Oral Health Research Institute (2012-2014)

Adjunct

Emeritus

In Memoriam

Visiting Researchers

Current Visiting Researchers

Past Visiting Researchers

  • Frederico Barbosa de Sousa, UFPB, Brazil (2019-2022)
  • Lesly Villafranca, Monterrey, Mexico (2019-2020)
  • Bushra Alrebh, Saudi Arabia (2018)
  • Karmjeet Gill, Indiana, USA (2018)
  • Karima Lubbadeh, Indiana, USA (2017)
  • Anicia Hogan, LHSI Program, Indiana, USA (2015-2016)
  • Jake Whiteside, LHSI Program, Indiana, USA (2015-2016)
  • Alessandra Buehler Borges, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Brazil (2012-2013)
  • Kalp Juthani, Indiana, USA (2012)
  • Dongmei Liu, IUSD, Oral Health Research Institute (2011-2014)
  • Rachel Gasaway, LHSI Program, Indiana, USA (2011-2012)
  • Cecilia TurssiSão Leopoldo Mandic, Brazil (2013, 2017-2018)

Students

Current MSD Program Students

  • Ahmed Madani, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 
  • Kholood Alhussami, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 
  • Muhannad Alharbi, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 
  • Renad Bakhaider, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 
  • Ayman Altamimi, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 
  • Ahmed Aljuaid, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2022 - present) 

Past MSD Program Students

  • Masoumah Qaw, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2021 - 2022) 
  • Fahad Almady, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2021 - 2022) 
  • Lina Alzahrani, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2021 - 2022) 
  • Aram AlShehri, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2019 - 2020) 
  • Alice-Anne Thompson Alcorn, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2019 - 2020)
  • Lamya Almejrad, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2019 - 2020) 
  • Fatma Aldawood, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2019 - 2020) 
  • Sarah Buedel, MSD Orthodontics, IUSD (2018 - 2020) 
  • Anna Thorn, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2018 - 2019) 
  • Bader A. Aldhaian, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2018 - 2020) 
  • Ahid AlShahrani, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2018 - 2020) 
  • Sultan Ainoosah, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2018 - 2020)
  • Ghadeer Saleh Alwaday, MSD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2016 - 2019) 
  • Ebtehal Albeshir, MSD Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2016 - 2018) 
  • Ali Aljamah, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2016 - 2018) 
  • Ali Maarafi, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2015 - 2016) 
  • Sami Almohefer, MSD Prosthodontics, IUSD (2016-2017)
  • Fahad BinSaleh, MSD Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2014 - 2016) 
  • Devin Shone, MSD Pediatric Dentistry, IUSD (2014 – 2015)
  • Maryam A. AlGhilan, MSD Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2013 - 2014)  
  • Oriana R. Capin, MSD Operative/ Preventive, IUSD (2013 - 2015) 
  • Mona A. Arrageg, MSD Preventive Dentistry, IUSD (2013 - 2015) 
  • Amnah Algarni, MSD Preventive Dentistry, IUSD (2012 - 2013) 
  • Salem Alshara, MSD Preventive Dentistry, IUSD (2010 - 2012) 

Current PhD Program Students

  • Giovanna DeNucci, PhD, IUSD (2022 – present)
  • Loai Hazzazi, PhD, IUSD (2021 – present)

Past PhD Program Students

  • Parand Sorkhdini, PhD, IUSD (2017-2021)
  • Hadeel Ayoub, PhD, IUSD (2016-2019)
  • Sávio José Cardoso Bezerra, PhD Sandwich Program, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2018 – 2020)
  • Maryam Alghilan, PhD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2016 – 2019) 
  • Amnah Algarni, PhD Cariology/ Operative Dentistry, IUSD (2015 – 2018)
  • Sarah Al-Angari, PhD Preventive Dentistry, IUSD (2014 – 2016)
  • Hani Nassar, PhD Preventive Dentistry, IUSD (2010 – 2012)
  • Taís Scaramucci, PhD Sandwich Program, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2009 – 2010)
  • Cristiane Tomaz Rocha, PhD Sandwich Program, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2009 – 2010) 
  • Carolina Steiner-Oliveira, PhD Sandwich Program, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2008 – 2009)