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Dr. Kyle Vining is a dentist-scientist from Brookline, MA. He is a Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where he is completing his Ph.D. with Professor David Mooney. Kyle practices general dentistry at a multi-specialty private group practice in Brookline, MA.
Kyle’s research goal is to discover new insights about biology and improve ways to treat disease by investigating how materials interface with biology. Kyle and his colleague Adam Celiz from the University of Nottingham recently won a prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition in London, UK for their dental material technology that may one day lead to regenerative treatments in restorative dentistry. They are developing a therapeutic dental biomaterial that can be placed in contact with vital pulp tissues to stimulate native dental stem cells to regenerate or repair dentin.
Kyle was also recently awarded a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund his Ph.D. thesis on how the mechanical properties of tissue affect stem cells’ ability to suppress the immune system. Prior to working in the Boston area, Kyle completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery training with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota, as well as a one-year research fellowship in the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program.