Welcome to our lab
We are proudly part of the Oregon Health and Science University, a public institution that has approximately 1,250 principal investigators performing cutting-edge research, as well as providing quality health care services and education to the Pacific Northwest community.
The School of Dentistry, at where we are housed, is located at the new state-of-the-art Robertson Life Sciences Building (RLSB) that was designed to offer a diverse, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment in order to promote integration of basic and clinical sciences.
Fugolin LAB Mission, Vision and Values
The Dental Biomaterials field necessitates the advancement of therapeutic materials with the ability to dynamically interact with the host microenvironment. As such, our mission is to create, synthesize, and validate bioresponsive synthetic systems that can elicit precise and coordinated physicochemical and biological reactions in response to both external and internal stimuli
We envision the emergence of a new era characterized by Multi-Functional Stimuli-Responsive Dental Biomaterials. Therefore, we are dedicated to:
1. Creating self-healing restorative polymers;
2. Crafting stimuli-responsive and theranostic nanoplatforms. These platforms will facilitate the targeted administration of therapeutic agents, with the goal of preventing and/or halting the degradation of dental tissues;
3. Introducing a protein-based toolkit designed to regulate immune responses and reinstate hemostasis in oral conditions characterized by tissue degradation.
We are steadfast in our conviction that a diverse workplace is instrumental in fostering creativity, driving innovation, and bolstering our intellectual capital. Our overarching objective is to cultivate a staff and mentee cohort that is rich in diversity. This involves cultivating an open and considerate discourse that nurtures mutual understanding across varying perspectives. Furthermore, we are committed to furnishing comprehensive training, mentorship, and resources to establish an environment where every individual feels a sense of belonging, is esteemed, and is motivated to fully realize their capabilities.