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Ai Thu Bui DMD PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Ai Thu Bui joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in March, 2021. She serves as a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Elia Beniash’s laboratory and received her postdoc fellow in the Pittsburgh Craniofacial Sciences Training Program, working on enamel and amelogenesis research. Dr. Bui earned her doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; her master of research at Paris-Diderot University; and her PhD at the University of Paris, France. 

Education & Training
Doctor of Medicine Odonto-Stomatology: Fac. Odontology - U. Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh, VN (2008 – 2014)
Master of Research BC2T (Biochemistry, Cells and Therapeutic Targets) - Specialty: Genomes and Cell Fate, UFR SDV, Paris-Diderot University, France (2016 – 2017)
PhD Candidate: funded by MESR, France (2017 – 2021). ED 563 - MTCI - U. Paris – Lab ISERM Umrs 1138.
Fellow: Fellowship Programs in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry - University of Pittsburgh (2023-2024)
Representative Publications
  1. Bui AT*, Houari S, Loiodice S, Bazin D, Sadoine J, Roubier N, Vennat E, Tran TT, Berdal A, Ricort JM, Mhaouty-Kodja S, Babajko S. Dental defects due to exposure to low-dose DEHP, (2020), submitted
  2.  Merzoug-Larabi M, Youssef I, Bui AT, Legay C, Loiodice S, Lognon S, Babajko S, and Ricort J-M. Protein Kinase D1 (PKD1) Is a New Functional Non-Genomic Target of Bisphenol A in Breast Cancer Cells. Front. Pharmacol. 10, 1683 (2020).
  3.  Youssef I*, Bui AT*, Legay C, Loiodice S, Babajko S, Ricort J-M. Protein kinase D1 (PKD1) as a target for bisphenol S, bisphenol F and bisphenol AF in MCF-7 breast cancer cells, (2020), to be submitted.
  4. Bui AT*, Loiodice S, Youssef I, Ricort JM and Babajko S. Relations between dental defects and mammary tumorigenesis growth in mice exposed to BPA and DEHP, (2020), in preparation.
  5. Youssef I*, Bui AT, Legay C, Loiodice S, Babajko S, Ricort J-M. Protein kinase D1 (PKD1) a new target for DEHP and its monoester metabolite MEHP in MCF-7 breast cancer cells, (2020), in preparation.
  6. S Babajko, S Loiodice, S Houari, AT Bui, A Berdal, S Doublier. Vitamin D Potency to Prevent Enamel Hypomineralization Due to Bisphenol A, (2020), in preparation
Research Interests

Dr. Bui's research interests include molecular biology, mice modelling, toxicology analysis, mineralization analysis, endocrinology, and carcinogenicity.


Michele Leahy