Center for Oral Infectious Diseases
The Center for Oral Infectious Diseases is a modern, state-of-the-art basic research science facility whose faculty members investigate both host mediated and bacterially mediated factors that contribute to the cause of various oral diseases by biochemical, immunological and microbiological means. Areas under investigation include the virulence factors of A. actinomycetemcomitans, antibody response variations in localized juvenile periodontitis, the structural and functional domains of amylase, alcohol's effect on the glycobiology of mucous secretions, and the relation of salivary lipid to oral mucosal diseases, defensins and their role in disease, cytokines in disease, genetic risk markers of infectious, developmental and malignant diseases.
Infectious Diseases is located in Room C636 in the Medical Science Building.
Dr. Daniel H. Fine, Professor, Director, Chairman
Dr. Scott Kachlany, Associate Professor
Dr. Daniel Kadouri, Associate Professor
Dr. Bronislaw Slomiany,
Dr. Vincent K. Tsiagbe, Associate Professor
Dr. Kabilan Velliyagounder, Assistant Professor
Dr. Carla Cugini, Assistant Professor
Dr. Vijay Parashar, Assistant Professor
Dr. Emi Shimizu, Assistant Professor