May 10, 2017
Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been awarded several research grants.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. provided her with a grant to study the “Effect of chewing gum containing natural antimicrobials on human dental plaque biofilm.”
She has also been awarded a grant from Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. to evaluate the oral health benefits of cranberries. Dr. Wu noted she will “investigate whether the consumption of cranberry or cranberry products, such as Craisins and cranberry juices, inhibit oral bacteria in human saliva and dental plaque.”
Dr. Bin Yang, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, and Dr. Wu are co-Principal Investigators of a grant awarded by Solvay Specialty Polymers to study the “In vitro attachment and biofilm colonization onto selected denture materials by oral pathogens.”
See a video on Dr. Wu’s research at https://youtu.be/4WWtnBH_ZQQ.