Josue Murillo



Josue Murillo

Graduate Student

IBMS Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline

Lab Association:
Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D


B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Texas in El Paso


Stem-cell induced pain relief is a field of study that has shown much promise in relieving pain associated with migraines and osteoarthritis. However, there are still many questions about how stem-cells can be used to treat dental related pain. My current research focuses on unraveling the mechanism of mesenchymal stem cell induced analgesia on a model of apical periodontitis.

Awards & Accomplishments

2023    International Association for Dental Research Pulp Biology and Regeneration Student Award, June 2023, Bogota, Colombia

2023    American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) Conference Travel Award, March 2023, Portland, OR,

2022    1st Place Poster Presentation at Annual Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio


Society for Neuroscience

International Association for Dental Research