Janet Oldak

Oldak named Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Professor Janet Oldak has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The prestigious honor is bestowed upon members through nominations by their AAAS peers. …

Janet Oldak

Moradian-Oldak receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak received a 2019 Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award at the International Association for Dental Research’s (IADR) General Session and Exhibition in mid-June. The award — one of 17 …

Janet Moradian-Oldak (Photo by Vern Evans)

Regrowing enamel? USC Dental Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak is on the case

Dental enamel is tricky stuff. Even though it’s the body’s hardest material, if it wears away from cavities, acidic food or drinks or overbrushing, it doesn’t regenerate.  All that could change in …

A new gel technology pioneered by Janet Moradian-Oldak and her team may eventually reach an elusive goal: filling without drilling.

Ostrow researcher makes strides in gel to regrow tooth enamel

Around the globe, dental cavities are the leading source of disability and pain: they affect 35 percent of the world’s population, with an economic impact in the hundreds of billions of dollars. …

Janet Moradian-Oldak (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)

Janet Moradian-Oldak Receives 2015 IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award

USC Stem Cell principal investigator Janet Moradian-Oldak has earned a 2015 IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award. The prestigious award, which can be worth up to $75,000 and lasts one year, was …

Human skull with sutures (Public domain image courtesy of Gray's Anatomy)

USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and …

Janet Moradian-Oldak, PhD