Lecturer at The University of Sydney
Dr Babak Sarrafpour serves as a lecturer in Discipline of Oral Pathology at The University of Sydney. He is a trained Oral and Maxillofacial pathologist and dentist who has had several years experiences in dental clinics and academia prior to moving to Australia. Babak completed his PhD degree at The University of Sydney in 2013 studying the biomechanical and biological aspects of tooth movement under the supervisor of Prof Hans Zoellner. He established a new biomechanics based theory for tooth eruption by using an advanced computer modeling with 3D finite element analysis. With his research project, Babak proposed a mechanosensory role for soft tissue dental follicle during tooth eruption and also developed a novel calculation method named “Biologic Response Unit” in finite element analysis. Since 2009, Babak has been involved in teaching and coordinating oral biology and pathology courses based on Clinico-Pathological Enquiry Based Learning (CPEBL) model for DMD and BOH students at The University of Sydney. Babak spent one and half year as a postdoctoral scientist in Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to investigate potential early life biological response biomarkers using comprehensive multiplex assay on tooth matrix. Babak has stablished successful collaborative relationships with Institute of Dental Research (IDR), Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Sydney and Department of Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital leading to his several publications in well regarded international journals.