Shannon M. Wallet, Ph.D., recently received a two-year, $402,875 grant

Shannon M. Wallet, Ph.D.Shannon M. Wallet, Ph.D.

Shannon M. Wallet, Ph.D., an assistant professor, recently received a two-year, $402,875 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study on the regulatory mechanisms of cyto/chemokine expression that directly and indirectly contribute to tissue destruction and periodontal disease progression. In November, she received a $75,000 contract from Palmolive Corp. In 2007, she received a three-year, $414,000 grant from the American Diabetes Association to investigate the role of gingival epithelial cells in innate immunity of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.