We are determined to understand the function of the key signaling molecules and stem cells in epithelial regeneration and disease.
Our research combines cutting edge technology using in vitro studies and preclinical models aiming to solve important clinical questions and problems related healing of the oral mucosa and skin, as well as, epithelial cancer progression and resistance to therapy.
Head of Laboratory
|2003 - 2010||Post-Doctorate, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA|
|2003 - 2005||PhD, Oral Pathology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|2001 - 2003||MS, Oral Pathology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|1989 - 1995||DDS, Pontific Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil|
|Honors and Awards|
|2015||Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – AMFDP Scholar|
|2003 - 2005||Fellowship award for post-doctoral training, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)|
|2003||Fellowship award for PhD education, FAPESP (Foundation for the support of research from the State of Sao Paulo)|
|2002||Unilever Travel Award, International Association of Dental Research (IADR), 80th Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research/AADR/CADR|
|2001 - 2003||Fellowship award for Master of Science education, FAPESP (Foundation for the support of research from the State of Sao Paulo)|
|2001||Edward H Hatton, IADR Brazilian Division - (First Prize) - Brazilian Society of Dentistry for research (SBPqO)|
|Academic Appointments and Professional Experience|
|2015 - present||Global Initiative Leader – Brazilian division – UM School of Dentistry Global Initiative|
|2010 - present||Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA|
|2003 - 2010||Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA|
|2001 - 2003||Surgical and Experimental Pathology training and service, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|1996 - 2001||Dental Surgeon, Proprietor, Private Practice, Campinas, Brazil|
The most recent publications are reported below.
Dr. Cristiane Squarize, an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, received the award which is designed to increase the number of faculty from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to reach positions of influence in academic medicine or dentistry, and who will serve as role models and be mentors to students with similar backgrounds. Read the full article