Visiting Research Fellow
Dr. Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi is a maxillofacial surgeon and assistant professor at Tokushima University, Japan. She was awarded a 2-year fellowship from Japan to study at the University of Bern where her primary focus is directed to her research activities. Since April 1st, 2016, she traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to continue to work in the Miron Lab where she currently investigates a wide range of growth factors capable of bone or periodontal regeneration in combination with either bone grafting materials or collagen membranes. Given that her most recent discoveries led to excellent publications on recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-9 (rhBMP9), she travelled to Southern Florida to continue her investigation on the bone-inducing properties of BMP9 for future clinical applications. Masako has authored or co-authored over 10 peer-reviewed articles since joining the Miron Lab less than 1 year ago.
2009-2013 PhD, Department of Oral Surgery, Tokushima University Japan
2010-2012 Special Research Student, Section of Molecular Craniofacial Embryology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2002-2008 Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Tokushima University, Japan
2016-Present Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Periodontology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2015-Present Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013-Present Assistant Professor, Department Oral Surgery, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
2011-2013 Research Fellow (DC2) Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences
2009-2010 Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral surgery, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
2008-2009 Resident, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Kagawa, Japan
Publications with the Miron Lab
Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Sawada K, Kobayashi E, Schaller B, Zhang Y, Miron RJ. Osteogenic potential of rhBMP9 combined with a bovine derived natural bone mineral scaffold compared to rhBMP2. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2016 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/clr.12804.
Miron RJ, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Zhang, Y, Caballe-Serrano J, Shirakata Y, Bosshardt DD, Buser D, Sculean A. Osteogain improves osteoblast adhesion, proliferation and differentiation on a bovine-derived natural bone mineral. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2016 Feb 26. doi: 10.1111/clr.12802.
Caballé-Serrano J, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Bosshardt DD, Gruber R, Buser D, Miron RJ. Pre-coating deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) with bone-conditioned medium (BCM) improves osteoblast migration, adhesion and differentiation in vitro. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2016 Feb 15.
Kobayashi E, Flückiger L, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Sawada K, Sculean A, Schaller B, Miron RJ. Comparative release of growth factors from PRP, PRF, and advanced-PRF. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2016 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print].
Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Sawada K, Kobayashi E, Schaller B, Zhang Y, Miron RJ. Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 9 (rhBMP9) Induced Osteoblastic Behaviour on a Collagen Membrane Compared With rhBMP2. Journal of Periodontology. 2016 Jan 11:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]
Miron RJ, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Zhang Y, Buser D, Bosshardt DD, Sculean A Combination of a collagen barrier membrane with Osteogain improves osteoblast adhesion and differentiation. Accepted in Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants (accepted but not yet online).
Sawada K, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Kobayashi E, Schaller B, Miron RJ. Effects of antiseptic solutions commonly used in dentistry on bone viability, bone morphology and release of growth factors. Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Feb;74(2):247-54.
Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Caballe-Serrano J, Bosshardt DD, Gruber R, Buser D, Miron RJ. Bone conditioned media (BCM) improves cell adhesion and osteoblast differentiation on collagen barrier membranes. (BMC Oral Health, not yet online)
Sawada K, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Kobayashi E, Bromme JO, Schaller B, Miron RJ. In vitro effects of 0 to 120 Grays of irradiation on bone viability and release of growth factors. (BMC Oral Health, not yet online)
Mueller A, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Mueller HD, Lussi A, Sculean A, Schmidlin P, Miron RJ. Effect of Hyaluronic Acid on Morphological Changes to Dentin Surfaces and Subsequent Effect on Periodontal Ligament Cell Survival, Attachment and Spreading. Under review in Clinical Oral Investigations.
Shuang Y, Yizhen L, Zhang Y, Fujioka-Kobayashi M, Sculean A, Miron RJ. In vitro characterization of an osteoinductive biphasic calcium phosphate in combination with recombinant BMP2. Under review, BMC Oral Health.