Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced Changming Lu as the recipient of the 2014 AADR William B. Clark Fellowship. He will be recognized at the Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on March 22, 2014, at the Closing Ceremonies Program. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
Lu is an instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Institute of Oral Health Research. Prior to joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he held positions at Soochow University, China, and the University of Texas, Houston, Medical School.
His research centers on investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with human genetic dental diseases as well as periodontal disease. Currently, he is studying the physiological and pathological role of RIG-1-like receptor signaling, particular MDA5 signaling in the development of periodontal disease, as well as their cross talk with Toll-like receptor signaling.
The AADR William B. Clark Fellowship was established in memory of William B. Clark and is supported by P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B. The award recognizes investigators carrying out clinical research in periodontology.