Regina Messer

Assistant Dean

Regina Messer

Assistant Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Other Duties

Program Director, Oral Biology

Assistant Dean, Oral Biology

  • (706) 721-8979
  • CB 2404A

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering and Biomedical University of Alabama at Birmi, 1999

  • MS, Bioengineering and Biomedical University of Alabama at Birmi, 1993

  • BS, Engineering Science University of Tennessee, 1990

Certifications

  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Cornell University, 2019

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 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • BEFD 5202

    Business Ethics Foundations II
  • DIVD 5001

    Diversity Issues and Language
  • ETHD 5002

    Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dent
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • BMFN 5101

    Biomedical Foundations I
  • BEFD 5303

    Business Ethics Found III
  • BEFD 5101

    Business Ethics Foundations I
  • DMAT 5001

    Dental Materials
  • PEEB 5101

    Evidence Based Dentistry
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • ADNS 5101

    New Student Orientation
  • BMNT 5101

    Nutrition and Community Health

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Biological effects of nickel and hyperglycemic conditions on differentiating macrophages., 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • 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

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

  • RTCD Organizing Committee 2018 - Present

  • The Dental College of Georgia Curriculum Committee ex-officio 2018 - Present

  • The Dental College of Georgia Student Affairs Committee ex-officio 2018 - Present

  • FOSTER 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research and Table Clinic Day Judge 2016 - Present

University Service

  • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee 2018 - Present

  • AUMC Medical Ethics Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Activity Fee Committee 2013 - 2017

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

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

Professional Service

  • American Society for Dental Ethics Committee on Leadership 2020 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer, Immunobiology 2020 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2020 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--PlOS One 2015 - Present

  • Invited Journal Reviewer--Toxicological Sciences 2013 - 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