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Irina Vukmanovic Nosrat, DDS

Assitant Professor

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: ivukmanovicnosrat@westernu.edu

Phone: 8322

Organizations

International- and American Association for Dental Research Society for Neuroscience

Narrative

Dr. Vukmanovic Nosrat obtained her dental degree from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm-Sweden, and completed the general practice residency program at the public dental clinic in Strangnas-Sweden. Starting becoming interested in pursuing research, she continued her career at Karolinska Institutet, followed by University of Michigan, University of Tennessee and WesternU. Dr. Vukmanovic Nosrat analyzed the expression of neurotrophic factors in the taste system and teeth, the interactions between dental pulp cells and motoneurons after spinal cord injury, the possible life promoting effect of dental pulp cells on dopaminergic neurons, and the gene expression in transgenic mouse-lines overexpressing BDNF in their taste buds, its innervation and morphology. Her main interest in research is to study the function and potency of neurotrophic factors in the taste system, a project that was funded through the Intramural grant. Dr. Vukmanovic Nosrat is mentoring graduate students, teaches pre-clinical dentistry, biomedical sciences and biostatistics.