Currently, I am appointed as a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the State University of Campinas, Piracicaba Dental School, Brazil (FOP/Unicamp); where I am actively engaged in teaching (clinical and didactic), research and mentoring of undergraduate, MS and PhD students. My research focus in periodontal/bone regeneration spans from mechanistic, molecular investigations to translational studies using animal models to clinical trials

Scientific Publications

Conditional Alpl Ablation Phenocopies Dental Defects of Hypophosphatasia

Foster BL, Kuss P, Yadav M, Kolli T, Narisawa S, Lukashova L, Cory E, Sah RL, Somerman MJ, Millán JL.

Full spectrum of Postnatal Tooth Phenotypes in a Novel Irf6 Cleft Lip Model

Chu EY, Tamasas B, Fong H, Foster BL, LaCourse MR, Tran AB, Martin JF, Schutte BC, Somerman MJ, Cox TC

Role of PHOSPHO1 in periodontal development and function.

Zweifler L, Ao M, Yadav M, Kuss P, Farquharson C, Somerman MJ, Millan JL, Foster B.

Isolation and Functional Analysis of an Immortalized Murine Cementocyte Cell Line, IDG-CM6.

Zhao N, Nociti Jr FH, Duan P, Prideaux M, Zhao H, Foster BL, Somerman MJ, Bonewald LF.

The Role of Bone Sialoprotein in the Tendon-Bone Insertion

Marinovich R, Soenjaya Y, Wallace G, Zuskov A, Dunkman A, Foster B, Ao M, Bartman K, Lam V, Rizkalla A, Beier F, Somerman MJ, Holdsworth D, Soslowsky L, Lagugné-Labarthet F, Goldberg H.

PTH and Vitamin D Repress DMP1 in Cementoblasts.

Wang L, Tran AB, Nociti Jr FH, Thumbigere-Math V, Foster BL, Krieger CC, Kantovitz KR, Novince CM, Koh AJ, McCauley LK, Somerman MJ.

Mechanical Forces Exacerbate Periodontal Defects in Bsp-null Mice.

Soenjaya Y, Foster B, Nociti Jr FH, Holdsworth D, Hunter G, Somerman MJ, Goldberg H.

Mineralization defects in cementum and craniofacial bone from loss of bone sialoprotein.

Foster BL, Ao M, Willoughby C, Soenjaya Y, Holm E, Lukashova L, Tran AB, Wimer HF, Zerfas PM, Nociti Jr FH, Kantovitz KR, Quan BD, Sone ED, Goldberg HA, Somerman, MJ.

Periodontal Defects in the A116T Knock-in Murine Model of Odontohypophosphatasia.

Foster BL, Sheen CR, Hatch NE, Liu J, Cory E, Narisawa S, Kiffer-Moreira T, Sah RL, Whyte MP, Somerman MJ, Millán JL.

Counter-regulatory Phosphatases TNAP and NPP1 Temporally Regulate Tooth Root Cementogenesis.

Zweifler L, Foster BL, Patel M, Nociti Jr FH, Wimer H, Millan JL, Somerman MJ.

Skin fibroblasts from individuals with Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS) exhibit hyposensitive immunogenic response.

Wang L, Kantovitz K, Cullinane A, Nociti Jr FH, Foster BL, Roney J, Tran AB, Introne W, Somerman MJ.

Improvement of the skeletal and dental hypophosphatasia phenotype in Alpl-/- mice by administration of soluble (non-targeted) chimeric alkaline phosphatase.

Gasque K, Foster BL, Kuss P, Yadav MC, Liu J, Kiffer-Moreira T, van Elsas A, Hatch H, Somerman MJ, Millán JL.

Fibromodulin and biglycan modulate periodontium through TGFβ/BMP signaling.

Wang L, Foster BL, Kram V, Nociti Jr FH, Zerfas PM, Tran AB, Young MF, Somerman MJ.

Rare bone diseases and their dental, oral, and craniofacial manifestations.

Foster BL, Ramnitz MS, Gafni RI, Burke AB, Boyce AM, Lee JS, Wright JT, Akintoye SO, Somerman MJ, Collins MT.

The rachitic tooth.

Foster BL, Nociti Jr FH, Somerman MJ.

Vitamin D represses dentin matrix protein-1 (DMP-1) in cementoblasts and osteocytes.

Nociti Jr FH, Foster BL, Tran AB, Dunn D, Presland RB, Wang L, Bhattacharyya N, Collins MT, Somerman MJ.

Proteomic analysis of human dental cementum and alveolar bone.

Salmon CR, Tomazela DM, Ruiz KG, Foster BL, Leme AF, Sallum EA, Somerman MJ, Nociti Jr FH.

Novel ALPL genetic alteration associated with an odontohypophosphatasia phenotype.

Martins L, Rodrigues TL, Ribeiro MM, Saito MT, Giorgetti AP, Casati MZ, Sallum EA, Foster BL, Somerman MJ, Nociti Jr FH.

Compounded PHOSPHO1/ALPL deficiencies reduce dentin mineralization.

Mckee M, Yadav M, Foster B, Somerman MJ, Farquharson C, Millan, JL.

Deficiency in acellular cementum and periodontal attachment in Bsp null mice.

Foster, BL, Soenjaya Y, Nociti Jr FH, Holm E, Zerfas PM, Wimer HF, Holdsworth DW, Aubin, JE Hunter GK, Goldberg HA, Somerman MJ.

Expanding the Foundation for Personalized Medicine.

Garcia AI, Kuska R, Somerman MJ.

Tooth root dentin mineralization defects in a mouse model of hypophosphatasia.

Foster BL, Nagatomo KJ, Tso HW, Tran AB, Nociti Jr FH, Narisawa S, McKee MD, Millán JL, Somerman MJ.

Enzyme Replacement Prevents Enamel Defects in Hypophosphatasia Mice.

Yadav M, deOliveria RC, Foster BL, Fong H, Cory E, Lemire I, Narisawa S, Sah R, Somerman MJ, Crine P, Whyte MP, Millan JL.

Cementomimetics – Constructing a Cementum-Like Biomineralized Microlayer via Amelogenin-Derived Peptides.

Gungormus M, Oren E, Tamerler C, Fong H, Horst J, Hnilova M, Somerman MJ, Samudrala R, Snead M, Sarikaya M.
Last Updated: September 2019