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Ricardo Della Coletta


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

After graduating at the Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas (FOP-UNICAMP) in 1994, I received my master (1996) and PhD (1999) in Oral Biology and Pathology from the same institution. I became an associated professor in 2006 and currently I am professor in Pathology of the Department of Oral Diagnosis, FOP-UNICAMP. I spent one year as research fellow (sandwich fellowship) in the University of Maryland Dental School (1998-1999), where I have conducted a series of experiments to understand the cellular and molecular events related to the gingival overgrowth in hereditary gingival fibromatosis, and other two years (postdoctoral fellow) working with Professor Heide L. Ford in the School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (2002-2004), exploring the involvement of the SIX1 homeobox gene in the development and tumorigenesis of the mammary glands. In 2022, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki awarded me with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from for my international contribution on oral cancer. I am Specialty Chief Editor of section ?Oral Cancer? in Frontiers in Oral Health, associate editor of Oral Diseases and Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, and reviewing editorial board member of the Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal, Dentistry Journal, and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. At FOP-UNICAMP, I was head of the Department of Oral Diagnosis, coordinator of the Graduate Program in Estomatopatologia, and vice coordinator of the Graduate Programs. I am currently member of the Internal Commission of Biosafety in Genetically Modified Organisms (CIBio-FOP) and PI of the molecular biology laboratory of FOP-UNICAMP. Member of the Area Panel in Health Sciences (Dentistry) at FAPESP. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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