Rishma Shah, BDS, MS, PhD
- BDS, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, London
- MS, University College London
- PhD, University College London
Shah is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England since 2003. In 2006, she was awarded a fellowship in orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons to complete her PhD. Prior to joining the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, Shah was a senior lecturer and consultant in orthodontics at the University College London Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital.
Cleft lip-palate, malocclusion, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioengineering, regeneration, extracellular matrix molecules, hormones and growth factor, gene expression
Investigate the etiology of the skeletal muscle tissue defect in craniofacial deformity patients. Understand the innate repair and regenerative process of the skeletal muscle tissue in craniofacial deformity patients. Engineer autologous skeletal muscle tissue for implantation into sites of defect in craniofacial deformity patients.
Availability to Mentor
Undergraduate/college student, graduate student, undergraduate DDS or DH student, and junior faculty member