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Mira Edgerton Phd, DDS

Department of Oral Biology

Research Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Biology; Prosthodontics

Faculty Research Profile

 

 

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Research Expertise:

  • Antifungal Peptides
  • Molecular Mycology
  • Oral Candidiasis

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2004-March 2009
    Candidacidal Mechanisms of Salivary Histatins - 2004
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,718,695.00
  • August 2003-July 2008
    Comprehensive Training for Oral Health Scientists
    USPHS-NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,030,895.00
  • April 2001-March 2005
    Supplements to Support Candida DNA Microarray Facilities
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $350,000.00
  • April 2000-March 2005
    Candidacidal Mechanisms of Salivary Histatins - 2000
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $918,060.00
  • June 1999-May 2000
    Controlled release of antimicrobial protiens from oral-based sol-gel monoliths
    SUNY Multidisciplinary Research Pilot Project
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $19,500.00

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  • February 1999-January 2004
    Histatin receptors as targets for oral candidiasis
    Independent Scientist Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $426,125.00
  • December 1996-December 2000
    Histatin receptors as drug targets for oral candidiasis
    NIH/NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $536,899.00
  • July 1996-June 2001
    Training in Fundamental and Applied Oral Health Research
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $320,128.00
  • July 1996-July 2001
    DDS/PhD Combined Training Program
    NIDCR
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $844,875.00
  • March 1994-March 1999
    Candidacidal Mechanisms of Salivary Histatins-1994
    NIH/NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $522,544.00
  • September 1991-October 1992
    Salivary Conditioning of Dental Acrylic
    NIDR Small Grant Program
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,556.00
  • April 1987-September 1993
    The Oral Ecology of Prosthetic Surfaces
    NIH/NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $352,523.00

Patents:

  • Conjugated Peptides with Fungicidal Activity: U.S. provisional patent application filed; (2013)

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