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New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration

CMM researcher Gustavo Andrés Monasterio Ocares is the recipient of the 2023 IADR Osteology Foundation New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration.

He officially received the award 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.

Gustavo Monasterio earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (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.

​​Gustavo Monasterio 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. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Eduardo Villablanca Group at Karolinska Institutet and CMM.

The award, amounting to $75,000 will support Gustavo Monasterio’s project titled “Investigating Regenerative Pathways in Salivary Glands to Mitigate Colitis-induced Oral Pathology”.

Read the press release from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) here.

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