Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Anne George, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, as the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Biological Mineralization Basic Research.
George is the Dr. Allan G. Brodie Endowed Professor and Professor of Oral Biology. She leads a team of research specialists and mentors students in the Brodie Tooth Development Genetics & Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratory at the UIC College of Dentistry.
Her research could one day lead to a new way of filling oral caries. George is studying how proteins can regenerate dentin, a calcified tissue of the body that, along with enamel, cementum and pulp, is one of the four major components of teeth. She has been instrumental in cloning the dentin matrix protein genes (DMPs) from the mineralized dentin matrix of animal models
The Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and is designed to stimulate, encourage, and recognize basic research in the field of biological mineralization.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.
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