June 24, 2019

Janet Moradian-Oldak Receives 2019 Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award

Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Dr. Janet Moradian-Oldak of the University of Southern California as the 2019 recipient of Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award. Moradian-Oldak was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

Moradian-Oldak completed her B.S. degree in Chemistry and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Chemistry at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel. Moradian-Oldak then completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA where she began her studies on the structure and function of amelogenin.

Moradian-Oldak has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts that have advanced our understanding of enamel biomineralization and biomimetic approaches for enamel growth and repair. Her work has resulted in numerous patents and awards including the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award in 2015. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a branch of the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., USA, since 1998. Moradian-Oldak has served as President of the IADR/AADR Mineralized Tissue Group and as President of the AADR Southern California Section.

The Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and is designed to stimulate, encourage and recognize basic research in the field of biological mineralization.

About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.