mirali.jpgClinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

Education & Post-Graduate Training

Dr. Pandya earned her PhD in Oral Biology from Texas A&M College of Dentistry in August 2019 under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Diekwisch. Her PhD focused on investigation of mechanisms underlying enamel prism formation and the transportation of mineral ions during amelogenesis. Currently, she works on several research projects including development of novel invitromodel systems for understanding tooth enamel formation and guides several periodontics residents through their translational research projects.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Pandya worked as a researcher at National University of Singapore College of Dentistry and received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Mauras College of Dentistry in 2012.


  • Francis M., Pandya M., Gopinathan G., Lyu H., Ma W., Foyle D., Nares S., and Luan X. (2019). Histone methylation mechanisms modulate the inflammatory response of periodontal ligament progenitors. Stem Cells Dev. Impact Factor 3.14; Link
  • Pandya M.,and Diekwisch, TGH., (2019). Enamel Biomimetics – fiction or future of dentistry. International Journal of Oral sciences. Impact Factor 3.93; Link
  • Harrel SK., WilsonJr TG., Pandya M.,Diekwisch, TGH. (2018). Titanium particles generated during ultrasonic scaling of implants. J Periodontol. Impact Factor 3.39; Link
  • Pandya, M.,Lin, T., Li, L., Allen, M., Jin, T., Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Posttranslational amelogenin processing and changes in matrix assembly during enamel development. Front. Physiol. Impact Factor3.39; Link
  • Pandya, M.,Liu, H., Dangaria S.J., Zhu, W., Li, L.L. Pan, S., Abufarwa, M., Davis, R.G., Guggenheim, S., Keiderling, T., Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Integrative temporo-spatial, mineralogic, spectroscopic, and proteomic analysis of postnatal enamel development in teeth with limited growth. Front. Physiol. Impact Factor3.39; Link
  • Pandya, M.,Rosene, L., Farquharson C., Millán, J.L., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2017). Intravesicular phosphatase PHOSPHO1 function in enamel mineralization and prism formation. Front. Physiol.Impact Factor 3.39; Link
  • Liu, H., Yan, X., Pandya, M.,Luan, X., and Diekwisch, T.G.H. (2016). Daughters of the Enamel Organ: Development, Fate, and Function of the Stratum Intermedium, Stellate Reticulum, and Outer Enamel Epithelium. Stem Cells Dev. Impact Factor3.32; Link
  • Maschio, F., Pandya, M.,and Olszewski, R. (2016). Experimental Validation of Plastic Mandible Models Produced by a "Low-Cost" 3-Dimensional Fused Deposition Modeling Printer. Med Sci Monit. Impact Factor1.43; Link
  • Yap, A.U., Pandya, M.,and Toh, W.S. (2016). Depth of cure of contemporary bulk-fill resin-based composites. Dent Mater J. Impact Factor1.2; Link
  • Lu, Q., Pandya, M.,Rufaihah, A.J., Rosa, V., Tong, H.J., Seliktar, D., and Toh, W.S. (2015). Modulation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Odontogenesis in a Tunable PEG-Fibrinogen Hydrogel System. Stem Cells Int. Impact Factor3.98; Link