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. Chinnaswamy Kasinathan, Associate Professor

Dr. Kenneth Markowitz, Assistant Professor

Dr. Narayanan Ramasubbu, Professor

Dr. Helen Schreiner, Associate Professor

Dr. Amalia Slomiany, Professor

Dr. Bronislaw Slomiany, Professor

Dr. Vincent K. Tsiagbe, Associate Professor

Dr. Kabilan Velliyagounder, Assistant Professor

Dr. Carla Cugini, Assistant Professor

Dr. Emi Shimizu, Assistant Professor

Dr. Modupe Coker , Assistant Professor