Creighton University School of Dentistry
Dr. Cerutis holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and is Associate Professor of Oral Biology and Pharmacology. Her laboratory and clinical collaborators initiated studies on the biology of the endogenous lipid lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in the context of oral homeostasis and periodontal disease. She presented the early findings as an invited speaker at the first Technology Transfer Conference sponsored by the NIH/NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, USA) in 2005. Her laboratory’s body of work has brought to the fore the emerging evidence for LPA as a key mediator for oral wound-healing and the pathophysiology of periodontal disease.