Regina Messer

Program Director

Regina Messer

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

  • (706) 721-8979
  • CB 2404A

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical/Medical Engineering University of Alabama at Birmi, 1999

  • MS, Biomedical/Medical Engineering University of Alabama at Birmi, 1993

  • BS, Engineering Sci University of Tennessee, 1990

Awards & Honors

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society-- Kappa Lambda Chapter 2015

  • Outstanding Service Award for the The Dental College of Georgia Student Affairs Committee 2015

  • Outstanding Service Award for the College of Dental Medicine Student Admissions & Recruitment Committee 2014

  • American College of Dentists Ethics Scholarship 2013

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DBIO 5001

    Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • DMAT 5001

    Dental Materials
  • DANA 5001

    General and Oral Microanatomy
  • COGS 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • OBMP 8640

    Resch Proposal Developmt
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • RDCT 5001

    Research Design and Critical T
  • DPHY 5002

    Physiological Foundation for D
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • ETHD 5002

    Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dent
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • OBPR 9010

    Graduate Oral Biology Seminar
  • DBIO 5003

    Nutrition
  • OBMP 9012

    Topics in OB II Sup

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Isolation and Characterization of Primary Osteocyte-like Cells from Alveolar and Basal Bone of Rat Mandible, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Protein profile of PDLF cells from helathy and diseased sites, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Violet/blue light activates Nrf2 signaling and modulates the inflammatory response of THP-1 monocytes, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Inherent physical characteristics and gene expression differences between alveolar and basal bone, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Revival of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate-induced inhibition of osteoclastogenesis and osteoclast function by water-soluble microfibrous borate glass., 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Department Service

  • Oral Biology Faculty Search Committee 2015 - Present

  • College of Dental Medicine, Oral Biology Anatomy Search Committee Chair 2014 - 2014

  • Ad-hoc Promotion and Tenure Reviewer 2013 - 2014

  • College of Dental Medicine, Chair of Oral Biology Search Committee 2012 - 2013

College Service

  • FOSTER 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • The Dental College of Georgia Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • UniCAS Implementation Team 2016 - Present

  • The Dental College of Georgia, Mentor for Student Research 2014 - Present

  • The Graduate School Dean’s Advisory Committee 2014 - Present

University Service

  • Student Activity Fee Committee 2013 - Present

  • Medical Director of Student Health Services Search Committee 2015 - 2016

  • Quality Enhancement Plan Project, Phase II Engagement and Awareness Subcommittee 2015 - 2016

  • SACSCOC Reaffirmation Education Committee 2014 - 2015

  • Georgia Regents University Senate Governance and Communications Committee 2013 - 2015

Professional Service

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--PlOS One 2015 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Toxicological Sciences 2013 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2011 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--American Journal of Dentistry 2010 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Clinical Oral Investigations 2010 - Present

Public Service

  • Decorate Ronald McDonald House for the holidays with the Georgia Sting 2015 - Present

  • Golden Harvest Food Collector—Spooky to be Hungry 2011 - Present

  • Pre-school small group Bible class, Warren Baptist 2008 - Present

  • Columbia County Ballet—making costumes 2006 - 2012

  • American Heart Association-community donation volunteer 2009 - 2009