Trained as a dentist from University of Khartoum in Sudan, Salwa established herself as an interdisciplinary researcher specialised in translational and basic experimental research focused on bone tissue engineering. Salwa completed her PhD in the Tissue Engineering Group, University of Bergen, where she was awarded Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s best PhD prize in 2015. Her research focused on efficacy and biocompatibility of bioactive scaffolds delivering growth factors for bone regeneration.
She continued as a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergen with a research stay at Department of Applied Oral Sciences at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA (2019-2020).
Salwa is now a Principal Investigator leading a research node on ‘immune-driven regeneration’ within the Tissue Engineering Group. Her research focuses on understanding and harnessing the role of the immune system in improving bone regeneration. Salwa was awarded the Meltzer Prize for Outstanding Young Researchers (2020) and she is a member of the Young Academy of Norway (2021-2025)
Trond Mohn Foundation Starting Grant (Immune-Driven Tissue Regeneration) (2021-2025)
FRIPRO Young Researcher Talent (Harnessing Regulatory T cells to Enhance the Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Bone Regeneration) (2021-2025)
Natalia Fiesco Arango
Department:Department of Clinical Dentistry
Telephone:+47 55 58 63 56 / +47 471 67 075
Visiting Address:Årstadveien 19
Postal Address:Postboks 7804, 5020 Bergen