After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in the Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University, Diana Zeiger worked for several years as a writer and editor. She later obtained a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, during which time she pursued undergraduate research in the field of theoretical and quantum chemistry. She also received Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at NIST in 1999, 2000, and 2001. In 2007, Diana was awarded a Ph.D. in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California – San Francisco.
My research interests include dental materials and biomineralization. Current investigations involve using X-ray microcomputed tomography to evaluate the shrinkage and potential microleakage of dental composites that have been placed in extracted teeth. Additional studies include investigating adhesion of caries-causing bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) to dental polymers of various compositions.
NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
1989: Bachelor of Arts, The Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University
2001: Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2007: Ph.D., Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, University of California – San Francisco
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