Published April 1, 2016
Praveen Arany, a UB researcher who studies wound healing and tissue regeneration, received the 2016 Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
ASLMS presented Arany with the award, given in memory of Horace Furumoto, a pioneer in medical laser technology innovation, on Friday (April 1) at the ASLMS Annual Conference in Boston.
“It is a true privilege to be recognized by my peers for our work in the area of low-dose biophotonics that has tremendous potential to transform human health care,” says Arany, DDS, PhD, assistant professor of oral biology in the UB School of Dental Medicine.
After receiving his award, Arany presented, “Low Dose Clinical Biophotonics: Molecular Mechanisms are Driving Precision Medicine Therapies,” an exploration of the growing popularity of biophotonic devices, or lasers, in mainstream medicine.
Arany’s work focuses on the therapeutic uses of lasers and light, particularly in wound healing and tooth regeneration. His lab is focused on validating molecular mechanisms in animal models and initiating clinical trials to ultimately develop human therapies.
He has authored more than 50 publications and has received numerous awards, including the National Cancer Institute Directors’ Young Investigator Award and the Harvard Presidential Scholarship. Arany is also active in a number of societies, and currently serves as president of the North American Association for Light Therapy.
Before joining UB, Arany was an assistant clinical investigator at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in the National Institutes of Health.
He earned a doctorate in biological sciences in dental medicine and a master’s degree in medical sciences in oral biology from Harvard University, and both a master’s and bachelor’s of dental surgery degrees from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Arany resides in East Amherst.