Release Date: October 20, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Abhiram Maddi, DDS, PhD, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has received the 2016 Teaching Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
The fellowship, which includes financial support of $50,000, is the AAP’s highest teaching honor for junior faculty and is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching and research in the field of periodontics.
Maddi, who joined the UB Department of Periodontics and Endodontics in 2013, is one of two recipients chosen for the award from a competitive pool of national applicants.
“The strong research and clinical training that I have received at UB has played a pivotal role in my career as an educator,” he says. “Now, as a faculty member at UB, I would like to contribute to excellence in dental education.”
Maddi’s research focuses on genetics and treating oral and systemic fungal infections. His current work involves studying the cell wall in Candida albicans, an oral pathogenic fungus that results in an infection commonly known as oral thrush, with the goal of developing novel therapeutics.
Maddi received his doctorate in oral biology from UB, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Manipal Academy of Higher of Education and a master’s degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the National University of Singapore.
He also maintains a faculty practice in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry.