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Robert J. Genco PhD, DDS

Department of Oral Biology

Vice Provost, STOR, Distinguished Professor of Oral Bio., Perio., Micro.

Specialty/Research Focus

Implant Dentistry; Oral Biology; Periodontics

Faculty Research Profile

 

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Research Expertise:
  • Periodontal Researcher: Research on periodontal disease and its association with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • April 2010-March 2012
    Vitamin D Status and Periodontal Disease
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $150,000.00
  • January 2010-September 2011
    Delta Dental of Rhode Island
    Delta Dental of Rhode Island
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $308,781.00
  • September 2009-September 2012
    Saliva and Serum Inflammatory Biomarkers in Periodontitis: A Study in Older Women
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $372,016.00
  • September 2009-September 2011
    Genome-Wide Association Study of Periodontitis
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $79,320.00
  • September 2009-September 2009
    Development of bulge stem cell therapy for periodontal regneration.
    NYS Department of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator

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  • April 2008-March 2011
    Regeneration and Tissue Engineering Program
    Sunstar Company
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $349,079.00
  • April 2008-March 2011
    Training in Tissue Engineering
    Sunstar, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $112,192.00
  • July 2007-July 2008
    A 9 Month, 3-Arm Multicenter Clinical Trial Operations Center
    Sunstar Americas, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $8,820.00
  • December 2004-November 2006
    Evaluation of Locally Delivered Formulations for the Treatment of Periodontitis (Studies I and II)
    OraPharma
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $244,446.00
  • August 2003-June 2009
    Comprehensive Research Training for Oral Health Sciences
    National Institute of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,905,960.00
  • April 2003-April 2007
    B. forsythus BspA protein: Role in Virulence
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $175,000.00
  • April 2002-March 2006
    Bone Mineral Density as a Predictor of Periodontitis
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,908,959.00
  • December 2001-November 2004
    Training in Oral Health and its Relationship to General Health
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $299,474.00
  • July 2001-June 2006
    Periodontal Intervention for Cardiac Events: Pilot Trial
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,147,859.00
  • October 2000-March 2006
    Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind Pilot Study of the Efficacy of Calcium Soy Supplement in Periodontal Maintenance of Postmenopausal Women
    Sunstar
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $272,209.00
  • October 2000-March 2006
    Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind Pilot Study of the Efficacy of an Antioxidant Supplement in Periodontal Maintenance of Smokers
    Sunstar
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $233,904.00
  • July 2000-June 2006
    Short-Term Training: Students in Health Professional School
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $47,661.00
  • July 2000-June 2004
    Development of Treatment for Diabetics with Periodontal Diseases
    Sunstar, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $75,000.00
  • January 2000-December 2005
    Periondontal Disease and Recurrent CHD Events in MI Patients
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $194,959.00
  • May 1999-April 2004
    Chlamydia Pneumonia and Myocardial Infarction
    American Heart Association
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $34,640.00
  • December 1998-June 2000
    A Single-Center, Randomized Parallel-Design, Single Blind Study Evaluating the Effects of Four Periodontal Treatments on Systemic Inflammatory and Immunologic Modalities, Bacteremia, and Clinical Outcomes
    Atrix
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $345,156.00
  • June 1998
    “A 24-Month, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Determine the Effectiveness of MK-0217 in Reducing Alveolar Bone Loss in Men and Women With Moderate or Severe Periodontal Disease, in the Absence of Scaling and Root Planing”Merck & Co.,
    Merck & Co. Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • August 1997-July 1998
    Comprehensive Center Developmental Grant: University at Buffalo.
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000.00
  • March 1997-February 2002
    Periodontal Infection and Risk for Myocardial Infarction
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $165,871.00
  • July 1996-June 2002
    Training in Fundamental and Applied Oral Health Research
    National Institute of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,133,890.00
  • July 1996-June 2001
    Dentist Scientist Award Institutional
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $490,620.00
  • July 1996-June 2001
    Training in Fundamental and Applied Oral Health Research
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $320,128.00
  • July 1996-June 2001
    Training in Fundamental and Applied Oral Health Research.
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $377,364.00
  • January 1996-December 1997
    Evaluation of Long-Term Stability for Loading Dental Implants in rhBMP-2 Induced Bone Using a Non-Human Primate Ridge Augmentation Model
    Genetics Institute
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $83,160.00
  • January 1996-December 2001
    Dentist Scientist Program Award, 1996-2001
    National Institute of Health, Dental Scientist Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $763,680.00
  • July 1995-June 2004
    Dentist Scientist Award - Institutional
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 1993-December 2000
    Molecular Basis of Periodontal Regeneration
    National Institute of Dental Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,699,837.00
  • April 1992-March 1994
    Peridontal Disease Research Center
    National Institutes of Dental & Craniofacial Res.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $959,118.00
  • July 1991-June 1992
    Training Program in Periodontal Disease (1991-1992)
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $252,456.00
  • July 1991-June 1996
    Training Program in Periodontal Disease (1991-1996)
    National Institute of Dental Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,317,909.00
  • January 1990-December 1995
    Dentist Scientist Program Award (1990-1995)
    National Institute of Health Dental Scientist Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,345,507.00
  • December 1986-June 2006
    Molecular Aspects of PMN Function in Dental Disease
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $180,000.00
  • September 1986-August 1987
    Periodontal Clinical Research Center
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,308,228.00
  • September 1986-March 1988
    Periodontal Disease Research Center
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $672,193.00
  • October 1985-September 1989
    Oral Diseases and the Relation to Diabetes in the Gila River Indian Community
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $750,000.00
  • July 1985-June 2004
    Dentist Scientist Award
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $68,425.00
  • July 1985-June 1990
    Training Program in Periodontal Disease (1985-1990)
    National Institutes of Health, USPHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,577,835.00
  • July 1985-June 1995
    Dentist Scientist Award
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $669,938.00
  • July 1982-June 1985
    Training Program in Periodontal Disease (1982-1985)
    National Institutes of Health, USPHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $712,820.00
  • September 1977-April 2000
    Molecular Defenses in Targeting of Periodontal Diseases
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $484,090.00

Patents:

  • Calcium Sulfate Based Nanoparticles: A method for facilitating repair of a damaged area of bone comprising: 1) providing a composition comprising hemihydrate calcium sulfate particles, wherein at least 50% of the particles of hemihydrate calcium sulfate in the composition have a diameter of from 50 nanometers (nm) to 500 nm; ii) mixing the composition with an queous solution to obtain a paste; iii) applying the paste to the damaged area of bone; and iv) allowing the paste to set to facilitate repair of the damaged area of bone.; (2008)
  • Naphthylsalicylanilides as Antimicrobial and Anti-Inflammatory Agents: USA Patent #6,407,288; (2002)
  • Method of Relieving Chronic Inflammation by Using 5-alkylsulfonylsalicylani: USA Patent #6,117,859; (2000)
  • Method of Relieving Inflammation by Using 5-alkylsulfonylsalicylanilides: USA Patent #8,963,751; (1997)
  • Fimbrial Polypeptides Useful in the Prevention of Periodontics: USA Patent #5,536,497; (1996)

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  • Method for Inducing Periodontal Tissue Regeneration: USA Patent #5,455,041; (1995)
  • Detection of Porphyromonas gingivalis: USA Patent #5,432,055; (1995)
  • Pharmaceutical Composition for the Treatment of Periodontics: USA Patent #4,997,830; (1991)
  • Monoclonal Antibodies Useful in the Identification of Microorganisms Causin: Canadian Patent #1,282,691; (1991)
  • Colorimetric Method of Detection of Bacteroides gingivalis: USA Patent #4,994,376; (1991)
  • Methods and Composition for Controlling the Growth of Microorganisms: USA Patent #4,287,191; (1988)
  • Monoclonal Antibodies Useful in the Identification of Microorganisms Causin: USA Patent #4,741,999; (1988)
  • Monoclonal Antibodies Useful in the Identification of Microorganisms Causin; (1988)
  • Methods and Composition for Controlling the Growth of Microorganisms: European Patent (119A) #0038192; (1984)
  • Method and Composition for Controlling the Growth of Microorganisms: European Patent #0038191; (1984)
  • Method and Composition for Controlling the Growth of Microorganisms: USA (119A) Patent #4,358,443.; (1982)

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