UAB student invited to present winning research at biomedical conference

Sagar Kaushik will present his research at a conference Oct. 9.
Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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sagar kaushikSagar Kaushik, a 2015 graduate of UAB’s School of Engineering and graduate student in the School of Public Health, was awarded a 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Graduate Design and Research Award for his work studying treatments of exposed dental pulp tissue.

“We are very proud of Sagar for receiving this prestigious award,” said Ho-Wook Jun, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering who mentored Kaushik along with Kyounga Cheon, DMD, an instructor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Kaushik received the award for his abstract “Evaluation of Ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole Encapsulated Injectable Self-Assembled Biomimetic Nanomatrix Gel on Enterococcus Faecalis and Treponema Denticola.”

That abstract describes the development of a biomimetic nanomatrix gel that is intended to minimize the clinical limitations of existing treatments while maximizing a natural healing process of root canal infection.

The award comes with a $400 travel stipend and an opportunity to present his research at the BMES Conference in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, Oct. 9.