IU dental school researcher seeks novel biomaterials to regenerate tissues destroyed by periodontitis


bottino250.jpgIndiana University School of Dentistry clinician-scientist Marco Bottino, Ph.D., M.Sc., DDS, has begun a five-year project to develop novel biomaterials that will regenerate tissue destroyed by periodontitis and translate these materials to clinical practice.

Bottino’s research is funded by a $715,525 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health.

An assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry's Division of Dental Biomaterials, Bottino is both a dentist and a materials scientist, positioning him to bridge the gap between biomaterials development and their application in patient care using nanotechnology, tissue engineering and clinical knowledge.

A full report on Bottino's project is available in a Sept. 17, 2013, IU Communications news release.

September 26, 2013