Yuwei Fan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials

PhD, Tsinghua University



Dr. Fan has a PhD in Materials Physics and Chemistry and Certification on Clinical Investigation. He has 20 years of research experience on biomaterials with 47 peer reviewed publications and 34 conference abstracts.

Dr. Fan's recent research interest is on dental enamel regeneration, electron microanalysis, and functional dental materials.He is active in teaching research design and instrumentation in postgraduate program, and dental materials clinical investigation.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Ritwik P, Jones CM, Fan Y, Sarkar NK. Hydrolytic and Color Stability of Resin Infiltration: A Preliminary in vitro Trial. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2016 May 01; 17(5):377-81. PMID: 27443363.
  2. Huval RM, Miller OH, Curley JL, Fan Y, Hall BJ, Moore MJ. Microengineered peripheral nerve-on-a-chip for preclinical physiological testing. Lab Chip. 2015 May 21; 15(10):2221-32. PMID: 25850799; DOI: 10.1039/c4lc01513d;.
  3. Liao S, Klein MI, Heim KP, Fan Y, Bitoun JP, Ahn SJ, Burne RA, Koo H, Brady LJ, Wen ZT. Streptococcus mutans extracellular DNA is upregulated during growth in biofilms, actively released via membrane vesicles, and influenced by components of the protein secretion machinery. J Bacteriol. 2014 Jul; 196(13):2355-66. PMID: 24748612; PMCID: PMC4054167; DOI: 10.1128/JB.01493-14;.
  4. Bitoun JP, Liao S, McKey BA, Yao X, Fan Y, Abranches J, Beatty WL, Wen ZT. Psr is involved in regulation of glucan production, and double deficiency of BrpA and Psr is lethal in Streptococcus mutans. Microbiology. 2013 Mar; 159(Pt 3):493-506. PMID: 23288544; PMCID: PMC3709821; DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.063032-0;.
  5. Fan Y, Townsend J, Wang Y, Lee EC, Evans K, Hender E, Hagan JL, Xu X. Formulation and characterization of antibacterial fluoride-releasing sealants. Pediatr Dent. 2013 Jan-Feb; 35(1):E13-8. PMID: 23635887; PMCID: PMC3644993.
  6. Fan Y, Wen ZT, Liao S, Lallier T, Hagan JL, Twomley JT, Zhang JF, Sun Z, Xu X. Novel amelogenin-releasing hydrogel for remineralization of enamel artificial caries. J Bioact Compat Polym. 2012 Nov; 27(6):585-603. PMID: 23338820; DOI: 10.1177/0883911512458050;.
  7. Xu X, Wang Y, Liao S, Wen ZT, Fan Y. Synthesis and characterization of antibacterial dental monomers and composites. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 May; 100(4):1151-62. PMID: 22447582; PMCID: PMC3407682; DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.32683;.
  8. Guo G, Fan Y, Zhang JF, Hagan JL, Xu X. Novel dental composites reinforced with zirconia-silica ceramic nanofibers. Dent Mater. 2012 Apr; 28(4):360-8. PMID: 22153326; PMCID: PMC3299838; DOI: 10.1016/j.dental.2011.11.006;.
  9. Bitoun JP, Nguyen AH, Fan Y, Burne RA, Wen ZT. Transcriptional repressor Rex is involved in regulation of oxidative stress response and biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2011 Jul; 320(2):110-7. PMID: 21521360; PMCID: PMC3115380; DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02293.x;.
  10. Wu R, Zhang JF, Fan Y, Stoute D, Lallier T, Xu X. Reactive electrospinning and biodegradation of cross-linked methacrylated polycarbonate nanofibers. Biomed Mater. 2011 Jun; 6(3):035004. PMID: 21498894; DOI: 10.1088/1748-6041/6/3/035004;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Biomimetic dental materials
Electron microanalysis
Remineralization
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