Matrix Dynamics Group Seminars and News

11:30 a.m. FitzGerald Building, Room 237
150 College Street, University of Toronto

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Seminar speaker: Nupur Gupta
M.Sc. Candidate, Moriarty lab, Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry

Seminar title: Glycosylation features mediating B. burgdorferi-endothelial interactions under fluid shear stress.





































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New mass heart tissue-testing technology nets Dentistry researcher a Connaught Innovation Award

$1.5 B U.S.: that’s the average amount needed to develop a new drug. It’s a staggering amount of money that drug companies can see flushed away in an instant should the company later discover that the drug has toxic side effects on the heart.

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Dr. Bernhard Ganss will commence a two year term of academic leadership for the Faculty of Dentistry as Vice-Dean, Research. The role will commence on of July 1, 2016.

Congratulations Ben!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Boris Hinz awarded Distinguished Professor title

Sent on behalf of Dean Daniel Haas

I am very pleased to announce that Professors Boris Hinz and Craig Simmons have been awarded the title Distinguished Professor from the University of Toronto in recognition of their exceptional accomplishments and exemplary promise as both researchers and educators.

Professor Boris Hinz’s title will be Distinguished Professor of Tissue Repair and Regeneration, honouring his work in biomaterials and physiological tissue repair, while Professor Craig Simmons has been named Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology, in recognition of his work in the field of cellular mechanics.


Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, a postdoctoral fellow working under Professor Michael Glogauer in the Matrix Dynamic Group, has won a prestigious and highly competitive research grant from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

The grant represents only the second time that a student from a Canadian institution has received AAID funding. Sheikh will present his winning research at the AAID Annual Conference, to be held in New Orleans in October of this year.

An interview with Dr. Hinz featuring his research has been published in International Innovation.

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Dr. Glogauer interview with Global TV reporter on Healthy Gums Healthy Body.

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