Kyle Vining: Appointment to Penn School of Dentistry and Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science
Penn Dental Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science welcome recent recruit Kyle Vining, who joined both schools and the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry (CiPD) on July 1, 2022. Dr. Vining is appointed Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine and Restorative Sciences in the School of Dentistry and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, pending approval from Penn’s staff committees Dental Medicine and the Provost’s Office.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Vining join us,” said Morton Amsterdam Dean of Penn Dental Medicine, Mark S. Wolff. “With his combination of dental and engineering background and extensive research experience, he will play a vital role in the work and advancement of CiPD and our goal to accelerate the development of new solutions and devices to meet the needs of oral health.”
Dr. Vining, who holds a PhD in bioengineering from Harvard University (2020) and a DDS from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (2014), comes to Penn Dental Medicine from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he was a postdoctoral researcher for two years. Dr. Vining’s research focuses on the mechanical regulation of tissue inflammation in bone marrow disease and head and neck cancer. He is also developing strategies to target inflammation and promote tissue repair and regeneration in oral and craniofacial diseases. Among his projects in the area of biomaterials development, he designed a new antimicrobial coating for titanium dental implants and developed a new polymeric dental material that supports the differentiation and proliferation of dental pulp stem cells for dentistry applications. regenerative. His most recent work has been published in Natural materials.
Dr. Vining has been an active research mentor to graduate and undergraduate students throughout his postdoctoral training. He is currently an advisor to the Oral and Maxillofacial Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research and is a scientific reviewer for 13 journals, including the American chemical society magazines and Journal of dental research.
“Dr. Vining is a perfect fit with the vision and mission of CiPD,” said Hyun (Michel) Koo of Penn Dental Medicine, co-director of CiPD. instrumental in continuing to strengthen our engineering collaborations and in teaching our students to work across disciplines to advance research, education and entrepreneurship in this field.”
“Kyle’s work at the interface of immunology, oral health and materials brings exciting new directions to both schools and to CiPD,” said Kathleen Stebe, Co-Director of CiPD at Penn Engineering.
Shu Yang, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, said, “Kyle’s research into developing novel biomaterials that interface with dental tissues and biomechanics will strengthen our leadership in biomaterials for precision medical engineering.