Last updated on: 2/1/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Wenyuan Shi, PhD Biography

Title:
Chair of the Department of Oral Biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Mothers seem to have a ubiquitous knowledge of the ability of dariy products to deliver calcium to the actively growing bones of adolescents and can be tenacious in their promotion of these benefits. While there is certainly an abundance of data to support this notion, the other health benefits of milk consumption have yet to incorporate themselves into the psyche of the general public.”

“Milk Helps Build Strong Teeth and Promotes Oral Health for Life,” Journal of the California Dental Association, May, 2006

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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, Department of Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Professor, School of Dentistry and Molecular Biology Institute and Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, UCLA
  • Associate Professor, School of Dentistry and Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, 2000-2002
  • Member, American Association for Dental Research, 1996-present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry and Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, 1996-2000
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Research Microbiologist, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley, 1992-1995
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology, 1987-present
Education:
  • PhD, Genetics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1991
  • BS, Genetics, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1984
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Known about Milk's Effect on Teeth?