Feng receives Regents Professor Award

January 24th, 2019
Dr. Jerry Feng

Dr. Jerry Feng

Dr. Jerry Feng, assistant dean for research and a biomedical sciences faculty member, recently received one of the highest honors awarded to his peers throughout the Texas A&M System: the Regents Professor Award.

Feng, a 2017 Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow, has been linked to upending long-held schools of thought on the role of chondrocytes, or cartilage cells, in the temporomandibular joint. This research received $1.85 million in funding in 2016 from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research as well as multiple accolades, including the JDR Cover of the Year 2015. Another current NIH-funded project in Feng’s lab involves work to unlock the mysteries of tooth root formation in strides to create a “bio-tooth.”

Feng is among 22 A&M System faculty members to receive the 2018 Regents designation; 239 individuals have been recognized with the award since 1996.

— Jennifer Fuentes