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Abhiram Maddi  PhD, DDS

Department of Periodontics And Endodontics

Assistant Professor

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Professional Summary:

I have received my PhD training in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontics from the School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo. My primary interests are academic teaching and research. My 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.

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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 14150
Phone: 7168296182
Fax: 7168296840

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Maddi, Abhiram DDS, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics; Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology

B31 Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214

Faculty Profile

Dr. Abhiram Maddi received his PhD in Oral Biology from the University at Buffalo. He has also completed his advanced clinical training in Periodontics and received a Certificate in Periodontics from the School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo. He has undertaken post-doctoral research fellowships in the departments of Biological Sciences and Oral Biology adjunct to his clinical training. He is a recipient of the following awards: James English PhD Student Award (2010), William Feagan’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2011) and Abrams & Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontics (2012).

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.

Representative Publications Search Publications in MEDLINE

1. Maddi A, Bowman SM, Free SJ. Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid based proteomic analysis of cell wall and secreted proteins of the ascomycetous fungi Neurospora crassa and Candida albicans. Fungal Genet Biol. 2009, 46(10):768-81.

2. Birkaya B, Maddi A, Joshi J, Free SJ, Cullen PJ. The Role of the Cell Wall Integrity and FG MAPK Pathways in Cell Wall Remodelling During Filamentous Growth. Eukaryot Cell. 2009, 8(8):1118-33.

3. Maddi A, Free SJ. {alpha}-1,6-mannosylation of N-linked oligosaccharide present on cell wall proteins is required for their incorporation into the cell wall in the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Eukaryot Cell. 2010.

4. Maddi A, Fu C, Free SJ. The Neurospora crassa dfg5 and dcw1 genes encode α-1,6-mannanases that function in the incorporation of glycoproteins into the cell wall. PLoS One 2012, 7(6):e38872.

5. Maddi A, Dettman A, Ci Fu, Seiler S, Free SJ. WSC-1 and HAM-7 are MAK-1 MAP kinase pathway sensors required for cell wall integrity and hyphal fusion in Neurospora crassa. PLoS One 2012; 7(8)e42374.