The 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is now a 100% Virtual Experience!


The IADR mineralized tissue research group (MTG) is offering awards to acknowledge outstanding young researchers and support their travel to the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021 

Abstract Submission site opens August 17, 2020!


An abstract must be presented for the IADR General Session & Exhibition. The Awards are open to pre-doctoral or post-doctoral students and who:

  1. have an accepted abstract in MTG; 
  2. are listed as the presenting author; 
  3. are a member of the IADR MTG Group; and
  4. attend IADR General Session & Exhibition to present their poster or oral presentation.



The abstract must be submitted for the General Session & Exhibition of the IADR by the official abstract deadline date, must adhere to the required submission procedures, and must be submitted to the MTG section.  In the Awards section of the online abstract submission process, select the IADR MTG student award to be considered for the award.


Review & Selection Process:

A subcommittee of the MTG Executive Committee will review abstracts with a student identified as the presenter on the abstract form.  Abstracts will be judged based on scientific rigor, relevance, and potential impact.  Award winners will be notified approximately two months after abstract submission.


Up to 6 awards will be given each year.  A cash award of $500 and a certificate will be formally presented to each of the winners at the IADR MTG Business Meeting.  Awards are non-transferable.



Supported by the MTG group.



March 1, 2021



If there are any questions, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer from the MTG Executive Board, Brian Foster at  


Past Recipients


2020 IADR/AADR General Session, Washington, D.C.

Predoctoral category:

Runze Jin, Wuhan University
Michael Chavez, The Ohio State University
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M University
Wei He, University of Washington
Nicolas Obtel, The Forsyth Institute/ Ecole normale superieure/ Paris Descartes University

Postdoctoral category:

Harunur Rashid, University of Alabama Birmingham

2018 IADR/PER General Session, London, UK.

Alina Phen
Investigating the Cooperative Interaction of Amelotin and Amelogenin for Mineralization
University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Canada

2017 IADR, San Francisco, CA, USA

Predoctoral category:

Mohammed Alharbi
FOXO1 Deletion Reverses the Effect Of diabetic-induced impaired fracture healing. M. Alharbi, L. Yi, D. Graves, C. Zhang. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Qi Han
Osteoblast-specific deletion of Tsc1 reduces osteogenesis but enhances marrow adipogenesis. Q. Han, Y. Zhou, K. Liu, R. Chen, H. Ouyang. University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Miki Kashiwagi
Hedgehog agonist promotes callus formation in a mouse fracture model. M. Kashiwagi, T. Takato, H. Hojo, Y. Kitaura, Y. Maeda, H. Aini, U. Chung, S. Ohba. The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Tian Liang
DGI type II associated with intracellular retention of mutant Dspp. T. Liang, H. Zhang, S. Wang, C. Qin, Y. Lu. Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, USA.

Postdoctoral category:

Naoko Sakagami
Diverse contribution of Col2a1-expressing cells to craniofacial skeletal cell lineages. N. Sakagami, N. Ono, W. Ono, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, USA.

Qichao Ruan
Adding MMP20 to amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel improves biomimetic enamel repair. S. Prajapati, Q. RUAN, K. Mukherjee, J. Moradian-Oldak, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.