My research is focused on exploring the genetic diversity of Streptococcus mutans genotypes and their role in early childhood caries (ECC).

Stephanie MomeniMy doctoral work is focused on using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) together with repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR (rep-PCR) for effective large-scale genotyping for longitudinal epidemiological study. My future research goal is to expand my genotyping experience to include whole genome sequencing of S. mutans to investigate how these organisms change genetically during disease progression.

Mentors: Asim K. Bej (Biology) and Noel K. Childers (Pediatric Dentistry)

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Stephanie S. Momeni, MS, MBA
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biology
DART Trainee, Department of Pediatric Dentistry & IOHR
UAB School of Dentistry
Lyons Harrison Research Building, Room 238
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007
Phone: (205) 934-9190


  • Research supported by NIDCR Grant #DE016684 (PI: Noel K. Childers)
  • Training supported by Dental Academic Research Training (DART) NIDCR Institutional Grant #T-90 DE022736 (PI: Mary MacDougall)

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