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Dr. Haukun Xu Wins Daily Record's Maryland Innovator of the Year Award
Stem Cell Research News Article on Dr. Huakun Xu
Dr. Huakun Xu, guest speaker for the 2009 Stem Cell World Summit (View minute 105)
Nanotech Dental Filling Kills Bacteria, Strengthens Teeth
Dr. Xu receives the Gies Award for best paper published in the Journal of Dental Research in 2013

The Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Division focuses on the development of novel bioactive and resorbable scaffolds and biomimetic and injectable carriers, as well as the use and delivery of stem cells and growth factors for tissue engineering, bone regeneration, and dental and craniofacial repairs.  A second important research area of the Division is the development of new dental materials and smart nanocomposites for tooth restorations with caries inhibition and controlled release capabilities.

Prof. Xu's multidisciplinary research team uses state-of-the-art stem cell culture and analyses techniques as well as materials engineering and synthesis methods.  Prof. Xu's team has authored more than 100 original articles in leading journals.  Their research has been supported by NIH/NIDCR, the Maryland Stem Cell Fund, and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

The Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Division has many excellent collaborators, including Dr. Laurence C. Chow, Dr. Shozo Takagi and Dr. Limin Sun of the American Dental Association; Dr. Carl G. Simon, Dr. Sheng Lin-Gibson, Dr. Nancy J. Lin, and Dr. Joseph M. Antonucci of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Prof. David Mooney of Harvard University; Prof. John P. Fisher of the University of Maryland at College Park, and other  researchers.

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