Friday, February 23, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Elliman Conference Room, Health Sciences Building
CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Keynote Speaker Timothy Cox, PhD
Endowed Chair in Dental and Mineralized Tissue Research
Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City
"Insights into oral and craniofacial disorders in animal models through qualitative and quantitative high resolution 3D imaging"
Free to attend; 3 CE credits available.
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Poster viewing and judging
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Poster Social
1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey Stansbury, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor, CU School of Dental Medicine
1:10 - 1:15 p.m.
Denise Kassebaum, DDS, MS
Dean, CU School of Dental Medicine
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Introduction and Keynote Speaker
Timothy Cox, PhD
Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Insights into oral and craniofacial disorders in animal models through qualitative and quantitative high resolution 3D imaging
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Trisiani Affandi, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Craniofacial Biology, CU School of Dental Medicine
Advances in Radioprotection of the Salivary Gland
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
PhD candidate, Department of Craniofacial Biology, CU School of Dental Medicine
Buffering Craniofacial Development
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Break and Refreshments
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Tamanna Tiwari, BDS, MDS, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, CU School of Dental Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Oral Disease Prevention & Population Health Research (COPPR), CU School of Dental Medicine
Tanya Russell, PhD
Curriculum Manager, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE), CU School of Medicine
Patient-Centered Teaching: How have we done in the past seven years?
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Kristin Watt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Craniofacial Biology, CU School of Dental Medicine
RNA Polymerase III in craniofacial cartilage and bone development
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Award announcements, CE credit, closing remarks
The categories are:
Please use this Research Day Poster Template (download) as it provides guidance for the poster. If you have a poster from a recent meeting, that poster can be used at Research Day*.
The preferred poster size is 3’ x 4’. The price for printing at PhD posters (https://phdposters.com/) is $56.99 and Dr. Stansbury will cover the costs for printing posters. You will be responsible for any costs that exceed $56.99. Please contact Ms. Laurine Szymanski (Laurine.Szymanski@cuanschutz.edu) for details on how to purchase/order and charge poster costs at.
*If you have a poster format for a meeting (AADR, ADEA, or etc.) then use that format. Otherwise, please use the template.
|Trisiani Affandi, PhD
|Abi Mumme-Monheit, PhD Candidate
Abi Mumme-Monheit, PhD Candidate, Department of Craniofacial Biology. She attended Haverford College where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2020. During this time she performed research in the laboratories of Dr. Jay Lunden and Dr. David Higgins, where she studied the temperature sensitivity in sea anemones, and meiotic drive in maize respectively. She also worked as a research assistant with Dr. Laurie Ozelius at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she studied genetic causes of dystonia. In 2020 she began her PhD at the University of Colorado, and in 2021 she joined the lab of Dr. James Nichols in the Department of Craniofacial Biology. In 2022 she was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship to support her research. Her current research investigates the mechanisms underlying incomplete penetrance of MEF2C Haploinsufficiency Syndrome. She also investigates the relationship between severity and variation in craniofacial disease.
|Tanya Russell, PhD
Tanya Russell, PhD, serves as Curriculum Manager at the Center for Advanced Professional Excellence (CAPE). Her background as a former research scientist enriches her role, overseeing daily curriculum and research activities, leading the CAPE curriculum team, and integrating simulation into healthcare education. Dr. Russell is passionate about addressing health disparities and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in healthcare education. In her prior role as Simulation Education Project Coordinator, she effectively collaborated with faculty to enhance curricula and align CAPE services with evolving healthcare education, emphasizing DEI initiatives. She remains dedicated to advancing educational outcomes and addressing healthcare equity challenges through simulation.
|Tamanna Tiwari, BDS, MDS, MPH
|Kristin Watt, PhD
Dr. Kristin Watt joined the Department of Craniofacial Biology as an Assistant Professor in October 2023. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Genetics and worked in the lab of Dr. Jeff Essner where she was introduced to zebrafish research. She then attended the University of Kansas Medical Center for graduate school where she joined the lab of Dr. Paul Trainor. Her graduate work establishing zebrafish models for Treacher Collins syndrome and Acrofacial Dysostosis, Cincinnati type was supported by an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. In her postdoctoral work, Dr. Watt continued to investigate zebrafish and mouse models for craniofacial anomalies in the Trainor lab, with an emphasis on syndromes associated with RNA Polymerases I and III. In 2021, Dr. Watt was awarded a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to support her research on RNA Polymerase III in neural crest cell development. Her current research interests include understanding craniofacial birth defects, RNA and neural crest cell biology, and precision medicine.