Herzberg researchSurface protein editing in bacteria

University of Minnesota researchers, including the School of Dentistry's Dr. Mark Herzberg, have discovered a previously unknown signaling pathway that regulates surface proteins on bacteria that can lead to new targets for antibiotics.

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Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng

Aparicio named Century Club Professor of the Year

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng, a School of Dentistry professor and deputy director of the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, received the award in April 2019.


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Larry Wolff

Wolff earns prestigious University honor

Congratulations to Larry Wolff, MS, PhD, DDS, who received a University of Minnesota 2018-19 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.


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Give Kids a Smile 2019

Revamped Give Kids a Smile day successful

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry students, residents, staff and faculty came together on Saturday, February 9, to provide oral health care to underserved children at the 14th annual Give Kids a Smile day.  

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