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Abhiram Maddi  PhD, DDS

Department of Periodontics And Endodontics

Assistant Professor

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Professional Summary:

Dr. Maddi received his PhD training in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontics from the School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo. His primary interests are academic teaching and research. His research interests include fungal microbiology, molecular biology and genetics with a perspective to treat oral and systemic fungal infections.

Education and Training:
  • Cert, Periodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • PhD, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011)
  • MS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Singapore (2006)
  • DDS, Dentistry, Manipal Academy of Higher of Education (2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Periodontics And Endodontics, State University of New York, Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, State University of New York, Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012-2013)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010-2011)
Awards and Honors:
  • Abram & Sylvia Chasens Teaching & Research Fellowship (2012)
  • William Feagans Award for Academic Excellence (2012)

Research Expertise:
  • Fungal cell wall biogenesis: My research expertise is focused on understanding the cell wall protein incorporation in the cell wall of pathogenic fungi like Candida albicans and targeting this process for antifungal drug development.

Journal Articles:

Professional Memberships:
  • American Association of Dental Research (2012)
  • International Association of Dental Research (2012)
  • American Academy of Periodontics (2010)
Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Postgraduate Admissions Committee, Periodontics And Endodontics; Member (2013)

  • Reviewer for Journal of Periodontology; I am an invited reviewer for Journal of Periodontology.; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Dentistry; I am an invited reviewer for American Journal of Dentistry.; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)

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Contact Information

250B Squire Hall
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 7168296182
Fax: 7168296840

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Maddi, Abhiram D.D.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics; Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology

B31 Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214

Research Profile

Dr. Maddi's current research work involves the study of cell wall biogenesis in Candida albicans, an oral pathogenic fungus. He is interested in developing therapeutics to target the cell wall in Candida albicans to treat oral and systemic candidiasis.