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

  • (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

  • Nominated for the Outstanding Service Award in The Graduate School 2017

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • ETHD 5002

    Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dent
  • DBIO 5003

    Nutrition
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • DBIO 5001

    Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
  • DMAT 5001

    Dental Materials
  • DANA 5001

    General and Oral Microanatomy
  • COGS 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • OBMP 8640

    Resch Proposal Developmt
  • RDCT 5001

    Research Design and Critical T

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Oral Sciences PhD Program Enrollment, Graduates, and Placement: 1994 to 2016., 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Isolation and Characterization of Primary Osteocyte-like Cells from Alveolar and Basal Bone of Rat Mandible, 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

  • Ad-hoc Promotion and Tenure Reviewer 2016 - 2017

  • Oral Biology Faculty Search Committee 2015 - 2017

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

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

  • The Graduate School Graduate Council Curriculum Sub-committee 2014 - Present

University Service

  • AUMC Medical Ethics Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

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