Dr. Pandya is currently pursuing her PhD in Oral Biology since 2015 at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry under the able guidance of Dr. Thomas Diekwisch. She focuses on investigating the mechanisms underlying enamel prism formation and the transportation of mineral ions during amelogenesis.
Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as a researcher at National University of Singapore, College of Dentistry where she mastered molecular biology and tissue engineering techniques. Dr. Pandya received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Mauras College of Dentistry in 2012.
Contributions to Journals:
- Pandya, M., Lin, T., Li, L., Allen, M., Jin, T., Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Posttranslational amelogenin processing and changes in matrix assembly during enamel development. Front. Physiol. 8:790. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00790.
- Pandya, M., Liu, H., Dangaria S.J., Zhu, W., Li, L.L. Pan, S., Abufarwa, M., Davis, R.G., Guggenheim, S., Keiderling, T., Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Integrative temporo-spatial, mineralogic, spectroscopic, and proteomic analysis of postnatal enamel development in teeth with limited growth. Front. Physiol. 8:793. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00793.
- Pandya, M., Rosene, L., Farquharson C., Millán, J.L., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Intravesicular phosphatase PHOSPHO1 function in enamel mineralization and prism formation. Front. Physiol. 8:805. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00805.
- Liu, H., Yan, X., Pandya, M., Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G. (2016). Daughters of the Enamel Organ: Development, Fate, and Function of the Stratum Intermedium, Stellate Reticulum, and Outer Enamel Epithelium. Stem Cells Dev.
- Maschio, F., Pandya, M., and Olszewski, R. (2016). Experimental Validation of Plastic Mandible Models Produced by a "Low-Cost" 3-Dimensional Fused Deposition Modeling Printer. Med Sci Monit 22, 943-957.
- Yap, A.U., Pandya, M., and Toh, W.S. (2016). Depth of cure of contemporary bulk-fill resin-based composites. Dent Mater J 35, 503-510.
- Lu, Q., Pandya, M., Rufaihah, A.J., Rosa, V., Tong, H.J., Seliktar, D., and Toh, W.S. (2015). Modulation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Odontogenesis in a Tunable PEG-Fibrinogen Hydrogel System. Stem Cells Int 2015, 525367.