Stem cell-based tissue engineering strategies continue to demonstrate great potential for regeneration of pulp-dentin complex, particularly in immature teeth with inflamed/necrotic pulp tissue. This seminar will present current treatment options, outcomes, and mechanisms of crosstalk between the inflammatory milieu and tissue-resident stem cells to formulate clinical interventions. Subsequently, understanding role of various gene candidates involved with inflammatory degeneration of pulp tissue by cataloging expression profile under various inflammatory conditions is pivotal.  Therefore, a robust method to quantify gene expression levels using RNA-Seq technology (RNA-seq) to deconstruct lineage trajectories of native stem cells, and determinants of cell fate questions that are key to regenerative endodontic applications.

Learning objectives:

At conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe biological basis of Pulp Therapy and Regeneration of Pulp Tissue 
  • Understand the scope of practice of Regenerative Therapy
  • Interpret clinical translation and outcomes of Pulp Therapy/Regenerative Endodontic Procedures
  • Gain knowledge on RNA-Seq technology as potential biomarker identification tool

Satish Alapati, Phd DDS is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry. His scholarly interests include:

Core Research focus: Cell-Cell and Biomaterials Interface for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering
Cell-Tissue Bio Mechanical Properties at the Interface and Bio-Mineralization
Developmental and Regenerative Biology – Dental Pulp and Therapeutic Approaches
Nickel-Titanium Metallurgy and Development of Rotary Endodontic Instrumentation
Biomechanical Root Canal Preparation Techniques

This seminar will be held in the Oral Health Centre Auditorium and on Zoom at

About Seminar series

The School of Dentistry Seminar Series is an opportunity to highlight outstanding research both within the School and from national and international guest speakers.

All are welcome to attend, including academic and professional staff, visitors, students, industry partners, dental industry professionals and the general public. Seminars are held at various times at the Oral Health Centre, Herston, and online.

In addition to our general School series, additional seminars will be presented by our various research groups.


Herston Oral Health Centre Auditorium and Zoom