Fengyu Song, DDS, MS, PhD

Fengyu Song, DDS, MS, PhD
Fengyu Song, DDS, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Biology


Contact Info

(317) 274-2415 (Phone)
(317) 278-1411 (Fax)

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 W Michigan Street, DS-244
Indianapolis, IN  46202


Education

DDS, 1998, West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China
MS (Prosthodontics), 1998, West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China
PhD, 2006, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007, Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine, Department of Biology, School of Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Research Interest

Dr. Song's research has focused on:

  • The molecular mechanism to cause the different regeneration abilities between regeneration-deficient Xenopus laevis froglet and regeneration-competent axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum.
  • The roles of cell cycle delay and cell cycle regulating proteins during the early stages of amphibian limb regeneration.
  • The induction of amphibian long bone regeneration over critical size defect by exploring different types of scaffolds and different combination of various growth factors.
  • The induction of the regenerative ability of adult stem cells, including pulp stem cells and gingival fibroblasts, in order to restore the abilities of these cells to regenerate the tooth, the gingival soft tissue and the periodontal bone.
  • The biological response of host oral cells to environmental factors including cigarette smoking and different diets.


Publications

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Novel Non-Matrix Metalloproteinase Mediated Collagen DegradationDegradation, F. Song and L.J. Windsor, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1721(1): 65-72.

Matrix Metalloproteinase Dependent and Independent Collagen Degradation, (review) Fengyu Song, Kessiri Wisithphrom, Jing Zhou, and L. Jack Windsor, Frontier in Bioscience, 11:3100-20.
 
Temporomandibular Joint Synovial Fibroblasts Mediate Serine Proteinase Dependent Type I Collagen Degradation, F. Song, A.S. Bergdoll, and L.J. Windsor, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1760 (10): 1521-1528.
 
An Evaluation of Toothprints® DNA yield, quality, and bite registration, Mark Ellis, Fengyu Song, E. Ted Parks, George Eckert, Jeffrey Dean, and L. Jack Windsor, JADA, 138(9):1234-1240