Journal of Dental Surgery and Oral Health (JDSOH)

Open Access Journal

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Dr. Soraya Beiraghi Professor
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

Dr. Beiraghi is Professor and Head of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and has been a Staff member of craniofacial programs for over 25 years at UNMC/BTNRH and UMN. She was the Director of the IADR/AADR Craniofacial Biology Section as well as a member of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and ASHG. She has been trained as NIH/NIDCR Fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine, both in medical and molecular genetics. Her primary research focus is in the area of craniofacial anomalies; specifically she is currently working on genotype-phenotype correlation and underlying molecular mechanisms. This includes congenital craniofacial syndromes and degenerative musculoskeletal defects, both of which may involve the oral cavity, face, and temporomandibular joint. She is interested in signaling pathway variations during skeletogenesis and growth, including abnormalities in the synthesis and metabolism of collagen and other connective tissue proteins.

  1. Servais JA, Gaalaas L, Lunos S, Beiraghi S, Larson BE, Leon-Salazar V. Alternative cone-beam computed tomography method for the analysis of bone density around impacted maxillary canines. 2018. Am J OrthodDentofacialOrthop. 2018 Sep;154(3):442-449.
  2. AUTHORS, Beiraghi, S. Bone fractal analysis using CBCT. 2018. JOURNAL
  3. Eggebraaten J., Leon-Salazar V., Servais S., Lagravere M., Lunos S., Beirgahi S. A longitudinal study of maxillary sinus characteristics in canine-impacted patients. 2018. JOURNAL
  4. AUTHORS, Beiraghi S. Identification of putative epigenetically regulated ley genes and pathways related to nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate using genome-wide DNA methylation analysis. 2018. Genome Medicine 11:92.
  5. Mitra A.K., Stessman H.A., Schaefer R.J., Wang W, Myers C.L, Van-Ness BG, Beiraghi S. Fine mapping of 18q21.1 locus identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. 2017. Frontier Genetics 7:88. .
  6. Bedell VM, Person AD, Larson JD, McLoon A, Balciunas D, Clark KJ, Neff KI, Nelson KE, Bill BR, Schimmenti LA, Beiraghi S, Ekker SC. The lineage-specific gene pnzr1 is essential for zebrafishpronephric and pharyngeal arch development. 2012. University of Minnesota Developmental Biology Journal: 139(4): 793-804.
  7. Aynechi N, Larson BE, Leon-Salazar V, Beiraghi S. Accuracy and precision of a 3D anthropometric facial analysis with and without landmark labeling before image acquisition. 2011. Angle Orthodontist: 81(2):245-52
  8. Victoria Bedell2, Anthony Person1, Jon D. Larson1, Anna McLoon1, Brent R. Bill1, Soraya Beiraghi1, Lisa A. Schimmenti1 and Stephen C. Ekker1,21 (2011) University of Minnesota and 2 Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.. Ccp-1 Mediates and Modifies the Function of the Master Regulatory Gene, Pax-2, in Zebrafish Kidney Organogenesis.
  9. Qureshi, W.A., Leon-Salazar, V., Beiraghi, S. (2011). Dental Anomalies Associated with Unilateral and Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. J Dent Child.
  10. Beiraghi, S., Leon-Salazar, V., Larson, B.E., John, M.T., Cunningham, M.L., Lohr, J. Craniofacial and Intraoral Findings in Robinow Syndrome.Clin Genet., 2011 Jul:80(1). Epub 2011 May 16.
  11. Aynechi, N., Larson, B.E., Leon-Salazar, V., Beiraghi, S. (2011).Accuracy and Precision of a 3D Anthropometric Facial Analysis with and without Landmark Labeling Prior to Image Acquisition. Angle Orthod; 81(2) 245-52.
  12. Parco, T.M., Tantbirojn, D., Versluis, A., Feigal, R.J., Beiraghi, S. (2011) Microleakage of Self-Etching Sealants on Non-contaminated and Saliva-Contaminated Enamel. Pediatr Dent., in press.
  13. Alsaffar, A., Tantbirojn, D., Versluis, A., Feigal, R.J., Beiraghi, S. (2011). Protective Effect of Pit and Fissure Sealants on Demineralization of Adjacent Enamel.Pediatr Dent., in press.