Associate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham Alabama UNITED STATES

Dobrawa Napierala is associate professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration at the University of Pittsburgh.

The focus of her research is on deciphering molecular interactions and cellular mechanisms regulating development and homeostasis of skeletal and dental tissues, and the mineralization process. In particular, she is interested in regulation of gene expression and cellular functions in response to various extracellular stimuli under physiological and pathological conditions. She is also actively engaged in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. She teaches skeletal physiology, dental histology, development and genetics as a part of courses for dental students, graduate students in the Oral Biology program, and residents. Dr. Napierala is also a director or a co-director of courses developing scientific writing, presentation and discussion skills. She is President of the IADR Mineralized Tissue Group and has won many awards and honors throughout her career.


Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniversity of Colorado Professor Rena D'SouzaAssociate Vice Provost for Research and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo Fran├žaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba, College of Dentistry, Winnipeg, Canada. Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouAssociate Professor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Purnima KumarAssociate Professor atOhio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Martha SomermanDirector atNational Institutes of Health Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Acting Head of School and Dean, School of Dentistry atUniversity of Pittsburgh Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh