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Gustavo Andrés Monasterio Ocares Named 2023 Recipient of the IADR Osteology Foundation New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration

Alexandria, VA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has announced that Gustavo Andrés Monasterio Ocares is the recipient of the 2023 IADR Osteology Foundation New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration. Monasterio Ocares, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the 101st General Session of the IADR, which was held in conjunction with the 9th Meeting of the Latin American Region and the 12th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry, that took place on June 21, 2023, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Monasterio Ocares earned his DDS at the University of Chile, Santiago, where he completed his degree in 2017. He then decided to pursue research and enrolled in the PhD program in Oral and Dental Sciences at the same university. He defended his PhD thesis on 2020, where, using a mouse model of periodontitis, he studied the immunogenicity and virulence of a periodontitis-associated oral pathobiont. This work was published in an international peer-reviewed immunology journal. 

Monasterio Ocares is currently leading his own research line focused in understanding the consequences of intestinal disorders on oral homeostasis. In his research line, he combines his background on oral immunology/microbiology with all the technology and tools that have been developed and optimized at the Karolinska Institute to study mechanisms of initiation and resolution of intestinal disorders.

Now in its fourth year, the IADR Osteology Foundation New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration is jointly sponsored by the IADR and the Osteology Foundation, with funding provided exclusively by the Osteology Foundation. Funding research into all aspects of oral tissue regeneration is a core task of the Osteology Foundation. Monasterio will receive up to $75,000.

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