Bernice Kear graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Latin American Studies. In the summer of 2019, Bernice joined the Laboratory of Connective Tissue Biology as a Postbaccalaureate Fellow. 

In the lab, Bernice works with Dr. Atsuhiro Nagasaki on his research pertaining to the molecular biology of dental development. The aim of this research is to gain a better understanding of how phosphate and pyrophosphate regulators, such as ANK and ENPP1, and alkaline phosphatase affect periodontogenesis, with the hope of developing new therapies for periodontal tissue regeneration.

Last Updated: September 2019