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2021 Virtual Event Information
You're invited to SOD Research Day! The event will be held virtually, Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. via WebEx.

Event pamphlet:
Participants are asked to review videos of the presentations before they attend the sessions scheduled for March 4. View presentations here:

Title and Presenter: “Immunological and Biomechanical Influences on Musculoskeletal Regeneration,” Robert Guldberg, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director of the Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, University of Oregon

Abstract: Functional tissue regeneration following trauma requires a well-orchestrated sequence of events. If the timely progression of processes such as angiogenesis or inflammation are disrupted or prolonged, then regeneration can be significantly impaired. Conversely, recent research has shown that endogenous repair mechanisms can be enhanced via appropriately timed surgical, biological, or rehabilitative therapeutic delivery strategies. Dr. Guldberg’s seminar will discuss recent advances in musculoskeletal regeneration therapeutic strategies, including sustained release biomaterial delivery systems and the potential to exploit improved understanding of immunological and biomechanical factors to promote functional regeneration outcomes.

Participants can earn 1 CDE credit for attending this presentation. Participants who want CDE credit need to register here​. 

Learn more about Dr. Guldberg, his research, and the Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact here: Robert Guldberg | Knight Campus (

This page will be updated as content associated with this event is published.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tarn Allen.

Overview of 2020 Event
OHSU School of Dentistry Research Day 2020, held Thursday, March 5, 2020, was a huge success, by all accounts! Students, faculty, and research staff presented a record-breaking 72 posters. Dr. George Hajishengallis presented the keynote speech (remotely, due to the looming COVID-19 concerns) "Dysbiosis and inflammation in periodontal disease." The School also presented awards of gratitude to outgoing Associate Dean of Research, David Morton, Ph.D., and welcomed new Associate Dean of Research, Hui Wu, Ph.D., who began his tenure at OHSU on March 1, 2020.

Hui Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

Research Administration

Stefani Sheldon, M.P.H.
Research and Finance Administrator
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Tarn Allen
Grants & Contracts Coordinator
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Avathamsa Athirasala, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, presents her award winning poster at OHSU SoD Research Day 2020.
Avathamsa Athirasala, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering and member of Dr. Luiz Bertassoni's lab, presents her award winning poster, "Role of Cellular Microenvironment in Intracellular mRNA Delivery for Applications in Tissue Engineering," at OHSU SoD Research Day 2020.