Karla S. Kent, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Integrative Biosciences, School of Dentistry
  • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 1986, Harvard University

Memberships and associations:

  • Delta Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honorary Membership
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology
  • International/American Association for Dental Research
  • International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
  • Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention
  • Society for Neuroscience

Areas of interest

  • Embryology
  • Oral Histology
  • Neuroscience
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Distinguished Science Educator Award 2003
  • OHSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Service 2008


Selected publications

  • Rohrbough, J., Kent, K.S., Broadie, K., Weiss, J.B. (2013) Jelly belly trans-synaptic signaling to anaplastic lymphoma kinase regulates neurotransmission strength and synapse architecture. Dev Neurobiol 73: 189-208 (published online 2012)
  • Hebballi, N.*, Ramoni, R.*, Kalenderian, E.*, Delattre, V., Stewart, D., Kent, K., White, J. M.Vaderhobli, R., Walji, M. F. (2015) The Dangers of Dental Devices as reported in the FDA MAUDE Database. Journal of American Dental Association 146: 102-110
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Kent+Karla+OR+Kent+KS


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