Praveen R. Arany

Praveen Arany

Praveen R. Arany

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Biology

School of Dental Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Biology; Oral Pathology

Contact Information
3435 Main Street
B36A Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 7168293479
Fax: United States

Professional Summary:

My major interest is focused on clinical translation of biological mechanisms for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Our group uses cell-molecular biology, biomaterials and biomedical technologies to explore biological regulation and use this information for therapeutics to control favorable clinical outcomes.

Education and Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2012)
  • PhD, Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine, Harvard University (2011)
  • MDent, Oral Biology, Harvard University (2011)
  • Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2011)
  • Cert, Clinical translational research, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Cert, Clinical research curriculum, National Institutes of Health (2007)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer biology, Radiation biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Growth factor biology, Indian Institutes of Sciences (2003)
  • MDent, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (2001)
  • DDS, General Dental surgery, Dharwad University (1999)


  • Assitant Professor, Tenure-Track, Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Assistant Clinical Investigator, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (2012–2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Horace Furumoto Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • Best Paper in Laser Annals (2014)
  • Eugene Siedner Scholar, Academy of Laser Dentistry (2011)
  • Pulp Biology & Regeneration Award, American Academy of Dental Research (2011)
  • Best review paper, Oral Diseases journal (2011)
  • Wound Biotechnology Foundation Award, Wound Healing Society (2009)
  • Young investigators Award, Wound Healing Society (2007)
  • Harvard Presidential Scholar (2007)
  • NIH Merit Award (Intramural) (2006)
  • NCI Director’s Innovation Award - Young Investigator (2006)
  • Best Paper award, Indian Academy of Oral Pathologists (2001)
  • Best Poster award, Indian Academy of Oral Pathologists (2001)
  • Best Poster award, Indian Academy of Oral Pathologists (2000)

Research Expertise:

  • Low dose Biophotonics Therapy: Expert in light therapy termed Photobimodulation
  • Stem cells in regenerative medicine: Approaches to direct differentiation of stem cells to promote tissue healing and regeneration
  • TGF beta Biology: TGF beta signaling and roles in health and disease, especially in wound healing and stem cells biology

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2019–January 2021
    Bluesky University at BUffalo
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • August 2020–November 2020
    Goldwave Biotechnology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2018–July 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • October 2016–November 2017
    Neurocognitive, electrophysiological and MRI changes associated with low level laser therapy (photobiomodulation) in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: A pilot study
    American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • December 2016–July 2017
    Philips Research Labs
    Philips Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2016–June 2017
    American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
    American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
    Role: Principal Investigator


  • In situ antigen generating cancer vaccine Use of biomaterials based cancer vaccines for therapy (2012)
  • Laser-actuated nanoparticles Use of albumin based nanoparticles for therapeutic payload delivery that can be activated by laser illumination for controlled spatial and temporal delivery (2012)
  • Laser dental treatment systems Use of low power laser systems for photobiomodulation therapy (2012)
  • Temporally and spatially restricted morphogen fields Use of biomaterials based scaffold systems to generate development-like morphogen fields to direct tissue differentiation for regenerative applications (2011)

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Service Activities:

  • School of Dental Medicine Ad Hoc Committee; Delegate (2015)
  • Laser Safety Committee; Member (2015–present)
  • Students Research and Honors Committee; Member (2015–present)

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Contact Information

3435 Main Street
B36A Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 7168293479
Fax: United States