Mohammad Islam

Mohammad Islam

Academic Title

Assistant Professor
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences


Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, 2001-2003
Dental Surgery (B.D.S.), University of Chittagong (Chittagong Medical College) (Bangladesh), 1992-1998
Skeletal & Craniofacial Biology, 2003-2008
Other Education
Postgraduate diploma in dental surgery (Oral Radiology), University of Hong Kong), 1999-2000

Contact Info




Office Address

7-536 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Interests

Basic research: My lab Studies human embryonic stem cell derived stem cells, functions of osteoclast in angiogenesis and bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis, maintenance and regulation of the hematopoietic stem cell niche.

Clinical research: My lab also studies the estrogen receptor alpha gene as a candidate for TMJ degenerative joint disease in females.

Trabecular bone analysis on radiographs

Other research interest:

  • Bone and cartilage development from human embryonic stem cells
  • Molecular mechanisms of bone development
  • Role of occult bone inflammation and infection in implant prognosis
  • Radiologic manifestation of metabolic bone disease
  • Genomic rearrangement in human syndromes

Research Projects

University of Minnesota Grants in Aid, February, 2011. Fund: 25,000


A Case Report of Developmentally Missing Mental Foramen (SUBMITTED) Northwest Dentistry, July 2012

Kopher RA, Penchev VR, Islam MS, Hill KL, Khosla S, Kaufman DS.Human embryonic stem cell-derived CD34(+) cells function as MSC progenitor cells. Bone. 2010 Jun 27

Mohammad S. Islam, Zhenya Ni, Dan S. Kaufman. Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Understand Hematopoiesis and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche. Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy. September, 2010.

Colosi D, Potluri A, Islam S, Geha H, Lurie A. Brief communication: Bone trabeculae are visible on periapical images OOOOE. 2003; 96:772-3

Mohammad Islam and Alan G. Lurie Trichodento-osseous dysplasia: report of 2 cases • Abstract Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Endodontics, 2004, 97: 264-265

Ma EC, Mok WH, Islam M, Li T, Jankowski DSM Patterns of Tooth Loss in Young Adult Hong Kong Chinese Patients in 1983 and 1998. J Can Dent Assoc 2005; 71(7):473

Islam M, Lurie AG, Reichenberger E. Clinical features of tricho-dento-osseous syndrome and presentation of three new cases: An addition to clinical heterogeneity OOOOE. 2005; 10 (6): 736-742

M. S. Islam, X. Jiang, H. Li, M. S. Kronenberg, D. J. Adams, M. M. Morasso, A. C. Lichtler. Characterization of a Tissue-Directed Dlx3 Knock-out Mouse. JBMR, 2006: V21, SUPPL 1:S194 (Abstract)

M. S. Islam, X. Jiang, H. Li, M. S. Kronenberg, D. J. Adams, M. M. Morasso, A. C. Lichtler. Role of Dlx3 in Bone: Study of Inducible Cre mediated Dlx3 Inactivation in Mice. JBMR, 2007: V22 SUPPL 1: S45 (Abstract)

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