Regina Messer

Program Director

Regina Messer

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Administration

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Assistant Dean, Oral Biology

  • (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