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The IADR mineralized tissue research group (MTG) is offering awards to acknowledge outstanding young researchers and support their travel to the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

Deadline: January 17, 2022


An abstract must be presented for the IADR General Session & Exhibition. The Awards are open to pre-doctoral or post-doctoral students and who:

  1. have an accepted abstract in MTG; 
  2. are listed as the presenting author; 
  3. are a member of the IADR MTG Group; and
  4. attend IADR General Session & Exhibition to present their poster or oral presentation.



The abstract must be submitted for the General Session & Exhibition of the IADR by the official abstract deadline date, must adhere to the required submission procedures, and must be submitted to the MTG section.  In the Awards section of the online abstract submission process, select the IADR MTG student award to be considered for the award.


Review & Selection Process:

A subcommittee of the MTG Executive Committee will review abstracts with a student identified as the presenter on the abstract form.  Abstracts will be judged based on scientific rigor, relevance, and potential impact.  Award winners will be notified approximately two months after abstract submission.


Up to 6 awards will be given each year.  A cash award of $500 and a certificate will be formally presented to each of the winners at the IADR MTG Business Meeting.  Awards are non-transferable.



Supported by the MTG group.

Deadline: January 17, 2022



If there are any questions, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer from the MTG Executive Board, Karina Carneiro at

Past Recipients


2021 IADR/AADR General Session, Virtual Experience

Predoctoral category:                   

Elis Janaina Santos, School of Dentistry, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil
Title: Effects of Active Vitamin D or FGF23 Antibody on Hyp Mice Dentoalveolar Tissues.  

Bikash Lamichhane, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Dallas TX, USA
Title: Din is Critical for Bone and Suture MSC Homeostasis.

Yuechuan Chen, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL, USA
Title: LncRNA Dio3os Controls Thyroid Hormone Signaling during Osteoblastogenesis.

Xiangxiang Hu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Title: Optineurin regulates mitochondrial dynamics and Redox homeostasis in bone.

Lina Abu Nada, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Title: Transplantation of Young Bone Marrow Stem Cells Can Delay Bone Aging.

Postdoctoral category:

Weishi Yan, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA
Title: A Machine Learning Approach to Investigate the Materials Science of Aging Enamel.


2020 IADR/AADR General Session, Washington, D.C.

Predoctoral category:

Runze Jin, Wuhan University
Michael Chavez, The Ohio State University
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M University
Wei He, University of Washington
Nicolas Obtel, The Forsyth Institute/ Ecole normale superieure/ Paris Descartes University

Postdoctoral category:

Harunur Rashid, University of Alabama Birmingham

2018 IADR/PER General Session, London, UK.

Alina Phen
Investigating the Cooperative Interaction of Amelotin and Amelogenin for Mineralization
University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Canada

2017 IADR, San Francisco, CA, USA

Predoctoral category:

Mohammed Alharbi
FOXO1 Deletion Reverses the Effect Of diabetic-induced impaired fracture healing. M. Alharbi, L. Yi, D. Graves, C. Zhang. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Qi Han
Osteoblast-specific deletion of Tsc1 reduces osteogenesis but enhances marrow adipogenesis. Q. Han, Y. Zhou, K. Liu, R. Chen, H. Ouyang. University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Miki Kashiwagi
Hedgehog agonist promotes callus formation in a mouse fracture model. M. Kashiwagi, T. Takato, H. Hojo, Y. Kitaura, Y. Maeda, H. Aini, U. Chung, S. Ohba. The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Tian Liang
DGI type II associated with intracellular retention of mutant Dspp. T. Liang, H. Zhang, S. Wang, C. Qin, Y. Lu. Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, USA.

Postdoctoral category:

Naoko Sakagami
Diverse contribution of Col2a1-expressing cells to craniofacial skeletal cell lineages. N. Sakagami, N. Ono, W. Ono, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, USA.

Qichao Ruan
Adding MMP20 to amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel improves biomimetic enamel repair. S. Prajapati, Q. RUAN, K. Mukherjee, J. Moradian-Oldak, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.