Olga J. Baker  PhD, DDS

Department of Oral Biology

Asssistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Biology

Faculty Research Profile

 
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Education and Training:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, University of Missouri (2008)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Central University of Venezuela (2003)
  • DDS, Dentistry, Central University of Venezuela (1992)
Employment:
  • Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Senior Research Scientist, Biochemistry, University of Missouri (2008-2009)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, Biochemistry, University of Missouri (2003-2008)
  • Research Fellow, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri (2000-2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Central University of Venezuela (1993-2000)
  • General Dentistry, Ruper-Salud Dental-Medical Center (1992-2000)
  • Dental Emergency Department, Venezuelan Institute of Social Security. (1992-1993)
Awards and Honors:
  • UUP Professional Development Award (2010)
  • Best Image Contest Winner (2009)
  • Best Poster Award at the Rochester Oral Biology Research Conference (2008)
  • Most Outstanding Faculty-Translational/Clinical Research Award (2006)
  • Poster Award Gordon Conference on Salivary Glands and Exocrine Secretion (2005)
  • Women in Endocrinology Abstract Award (2003)
  • Lion Dental Research Award for Junior Investigators (2002)
  • Association of Professors of Central University of Venezuela (2000)
  • Central University of Venezuela Fellowship (1986)

Research Expertise:
  • Salivary Gland Physiology: In vivo and in vitro salivary glands systems
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • June 2012-May 2016
    Use of Fibrin Hydrogels to Build an Artificial Salivary Gland
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,000,000.00
  • May 2012-April 2017
    Resolution of Cytokine-Mediated Salivary Gland Inflammation
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,250,000.00
  • June 2010-May 2012
    Effect of SS-associated cytokines on salivary gland dysfunction
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $273,500.00
  • July 2006-July 2010
    P2Y2 receptor mediated immune responses in salivary gland dysfunction
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $263,118.00
  • July 2006-June 2008
    Effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on polarized epithelium
    Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $70,000.00

Journal Articles:
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Association of Dental Research Buffalo Chapter (2010-2011)
  • Endocrine Society (2003)
  • American Physiological Society (APS) (2002)
  • American Association for Dental Research (2001)
  • International Association for Dental Research (Member of Salivary Research Group) (2001)
Presentations:
  • Salivary Epithelial Cells Express Functional Resolvins Receptors, AADR 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition and 36th Annual Meeting of the CADR, AADR (2012)
  • Combination of Fibrin Hydrogels and Matrigel Enhance Par-C10 Acinar Differentiation, AADR/CADR 2012 Meeting, AADR (2012)
  • Combination of Fibrin Hydrogels and Matrigel Enhance Par-C10 Acinar Differentiation, AADR 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition and 36th Annual Meeting of the CADR, AADR (2012)
  • Cytokine-­Mediated Inflammatory Responses in Salivary Glands, Brazilian Saliva Symposium, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (2011)
  • RESOLVIN-D1 RESTORES TNFΑ-MEDIATED DISRUPTION OF EPITHELIAL INTEGRITY IN SALIVARY EPITHELIUM, IADR/AADR/CADR 89th General Session, AADR/IADR (2011)
  • Lipoxin inhibits immune cell adherence and rolling in salivary epithelium and vascular endothelium, Gordon Conference, Gordon Research Conferences (2011)
  • D series Resolvins (RvDs) prevent TNFα-mediated disruption of monolayer formation in salivary epithelium, Gordon Conference, Gordon Research Conferences (2011)
  • Cytokines Alter Cell Junctions in Salivary Epithelium and Vascular Endothelium, 88th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, International Association of Dental Research (2010)
  • Par-C10 Acinar-Spheres a Novel in vitro Model of Differentiated Acini, 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, A (2010)
  • Changes in Saliva Composition with Age, 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, American Association for Dental Research (2010)
  • Cytokine-Mediated Dysfunction in Rat Parotid Gland Par-C10 cells 3D culture, IADR/AADR/CADR 87th General Session and Exhibition, International/American Association for Dental Research (2009)
  • Saliva Gland Regeneration Symposium, IADR/AADR/CADR 87th General Session and Exhibition, International/American Association for Dental Research (2009)
  • Cytokine-mediated salivary gland inflammation in a rat parotid gland Par-C10 cells 3D culture, Gordon Conference, Gordon Research Conferences (2009)
  • Salivary Gland Dysfunction, Saliva & Salivary Gland Function- Rochester Oral Biology Research Conference, University of Rochester (2008)
  • P2Y2R activation mediates cytokine release leading to salivary gland dysfunction, The AADR 37th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Association for Dental Research (2008)
  • Saliva and Salivary Gland Session, The AADR 37th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Association for Dental Research (2008)
  • Effects of Pro-inflamatory Cytokines on Polarized Rat Parotid Par-C10 Monolayers, IADR/AADR/CADR 85th General Session and Exhibition, International/American Association for Dental Research (2007)
  • Mechanisms of Salivary Gland Inflammation, Gordon Conference, Gordon Research Conferences (2007)
  • P2Y2 Receptors Mediate Inflammatory Responses in Human Salivary Gland Cells, The IADR General Session & Exhibition, International Association for Dental Research (2006)
  • P2Y2Rs induce EGFR transactivation and monocyte binding in HSG cells, IADR/AADR/CADR 83RD General Session, International/American Association for Dental Research (2005)
  • VCAM-1 upregulation mechanisms, Gordon Conference, Gordon Research Conferences (2005)
  • A novel Gα14-protein regulates P2Y1 receptor signaling in submandibular glands, The IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session, International/American Association for Dental Research (2004)
  • Analysis of the ability of glucocorticoid receptor variants to interact with a heterodimerization partner that is unrelated to Nuclear Receptors, The 85th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society (2003)
  • Mechanism of altered P2Y1 receptor function during salivary gland development, The IADR/AADR/CADR 80th General Session, International Association for Dental Research (2002)
  • Pertussis and Cholera toxin effect on adenylyl cyclase in the presence of ODQ, Annual Conference of ASOVAC, Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science (1999)
  • ODQ effect of adenylyl cyclase stimulated by GMP-NH-P, Experimental Biology, ASBMB Division of Biological Chemistry-American Chemical Society (ACS) (1998)
  • Characterization of complex-muscarinic receptor-G-protein and Guanylylcyclase solubilized with octylglucoside from fraction P2 in the airways smooth muscle., Annual Conference of ASOVAC, Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science (1997)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Preliminary Exams, Oral Biology; Coordinator (2012-2012)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Preliminary Exams, Oral Biology; Editorial Board: Reviewer (2012-2012)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Preliminary Exams, Oral Biology; Advisor (2010-2011)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Preliminary Exams, Oral Biology; Alternate Member (2010-2010)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Thesis, Oral Biology; Advisor (2009-2013)

  • AADR Scientific Information Committee; Advisory Board (2012-2013)
  • IADR Fellowships Committee; Reviewer (2012-2013)
  • IADR Salivary Group; Past President (2011-2012)
  • Wrigley Award IADR 2011; 3 awards (2 clinical 1 basic Science); Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010-2011)
  • Salivary Research Group for the International Association of Dental Research; President (2010-2011)
  • Poster Discussion Session Chair; Session Sequence #: 116 Group: Salivary Research Session Title: Salivary Gland Function (PDS) Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010 Time: 3 p.m. CCIB: Room 133; Chair (2010-2010)
  • Poster Discussion Session Chair; Session Sequence #: 417 Group: Salivary Research Session Title: Salivary Gland Function (PDS) Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 Time: 3 p.m. CCIB: Room 133; Chair (2010-2010)
  • AADR Buffalo Chapter; President of the Buffalo Chapter; President (2010-2012)
  • JADA; Journal Reviewer; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010-2010)
  • Student Research Day; Reviewed poster for awards; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010-2011)
  • Wrigley Award IADR 2010; Reviewer for 5 Geographical Regions IADR; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010-2010)
  • Lion Award IADR; Reviewer of candidates for Lion Award; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010-2010)
  • Salivary Research Group for the International Association of Dental Research; President-Elect; President (2009-2011)
  • Grant Reviewer; NIDCR Grant Reviewer for meeting 2009/10 ZRG1 MOSS-C (58) R-RFA OD-09-003: Challenge Grants Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group. ; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Program Grants (2009-2009)
  • Journal Tissue Engineering; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009-2009)
  • Salivary Disorders session at the IADR meeting; Chair (2009-2009)
  • Student Posters in Salivary Research at IADR meeting held in Miami Florida; Reviewer (2009-2009)
  • Journal Archives of Oral Biology; Journal reviewer ; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009-2009)
  • Sjogren‘s Syndrome Foundation Regional Patient Seminar; Guest Lecturer (2008-2008)
  • Salivary Research Group for the International Association of Dental Research; Vice President (2008-2009)
  • Salivary Gland Regeneration Symposium; Organizing Committee Member (2008-2009)
  • Salivary gland Physiology session at the AADR meeting; Chair (2008-2008)
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Contact Information

211 Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-3667
Fax:
Email: olgabake@buffalo.edu


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