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Stephanie Momeni, PhD, MBA, PMP (she/her)

  • Postdoctoral Scholar , Integrative Biosciences, School of Dentistry

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • Ph.D., 2016, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Fellowship

    • NIDCR K99 Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon Health and Science University July 2021-June 2023
    • NIDCR DART Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 2016-September 2019
    • NIDCR DART Pre-doctoral Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham, September 2013-July 2016
  • Certifications

    • Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, November 2020
    • Mentoring and Leadership Certificate, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
    • CIRTL Practitioner Certificate, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR), 2007 to present
  • International Dental Research Association (IADR), 2007 to present
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 2011 to present

Honors and awards

  • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2021-2026, NIH NIDCR
  • AADOCR Mind the Future Program Award, 2020-21, AADOCR
  • Women In Science Promising Talent Award, 2019, IADR
  • Susan Kinder Haake Award, 2019, IADR


Selected publications

  • Caries Associated Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Streptococcus mutans. 2020. SS Momeni, SM Beno, JL Baker, A Edlund, T Ghazal, NK Childers, H Wu. J Dent Res Jul;99(8):969-976 PMID: 32298190; PMC 7346741
  • Streptococcus mutans Serotypes and Collagen Binding Proteins Cnm/Cbm in Children with Caries analyzed by PCR.  2019.  SS Momeni, T Ghazal, H Grenett, J Whiddon, SA Moser, NK Childers. Mol Oral Micro Apr;34(2):64-73 PMID: 30667593; PMC7192136
  • Transmission Patterns of Streptococcus mutans demonstrated by a combined rep-PCR and MLST approach. 2018.  SS Momeni, J Whiddon, SA Moser, NK Childers. Clin Oral Investig Nov; 22:2847-2858 PMID: 29476335; PMC6107438
  • Association Between Early Childhood Caries and Colonization with Streptococcus mutans Genotypes From Mothers.  NK Childers, SS Momeni, J Whiddon, K Cheon, GR Cutter, HW Wiener, TS Ghazal, JD Ruby, SA Moser.  Pediatr Dent Mar; 39(2):130-135 PMID: 28390463; PMC5385848
  • Genetic Diversity and Evidence for Transmission of Streptococcus mutans by DiversiLab rep-PCR.  2016.   SS Momeni, J Whiddon, K Cheon, Tariq Ghazal, SA Moser, NK Childers.  J Microbiol Methods Sept;128:108-117.  PMID: 27432341; PMC5004344
  • The pH of Beverages in the United States. 2016.  A Reddy, DF Norris, SS Momeni, B Waldo, JD Ruby. J Am Dent Assoc April; 147(4):255-63. PMID: 26653863; PMC4808596
  • Assessment of Clonality and Serotypes of Streptococcus mutans among Children by Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST). 2015.  SS Momeni, J Whiddon, K Cheon, SA Moser, NK Childers.  Eur J Oral Sci Dec; 123(6):416-424.PMID: 26443288; PMC4662602
  • Assessment of Two Multilocus Sequence Typing Schemes (MLST) available for Streptococcus mutans.  2015.  SS Momeni, J Whiddon, K Cheon, SA Moser, and NK Childers. Arch Oral Biol Dec; 60:1769-1776. PMID: 26439181; PMC4636975
  • Isolation of Raoultella planticola from Refillable Antimicrobial Liquid Soap Dispensers in a Dental Setting.  2015.  SS Momeni, JD Ruby, N Tomlin. J Am Dent Assoc April;146(4):241-245. PMID: 25819655; PMC4379423
  • Mutans Streptococci Enumeration and Genotype Selection using Different Bacitracin-containing Media.  2014.  SS Momeni, P Patrick, HW Wiener, GR Cutter, JD Ruby, K Cheon, J Whiddon, SA Moser, and NK Childers. J Microbiol Methods Aug;103:53-57.  PMID:  24878141; PMC4121667


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