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 About Oral BiologyUniversity at Buffalo     July 24, 2014  

 

About the University at Buffalo

 

The University at Buffalo is one of the nation’s premier public research institutions, with particular strengths in leading-edge life sciences research and high-performance computing.

1846
UB founded as a private medical college
1962
Merged with the State University of New York system
Now
New York State's premier public center for graduate and professional education, as well as the state's largest and most comprehensive public university.
Top rank
A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UB stands in the first rank among the nation's research-intensive public universities.
Primary research areas
  • Engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Information technology

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Mentoring

Every project in a mentorship program has an emphasis on publishing—the “currency” of science—with a view toward high-impact journals 

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Outnumbered

It has been determined that the human body contains more bacteria than cells of its own.

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Bone Loss

The bone loss in periodontal disease is due almost entirely to the exaggerated host immune response elicited to fight oral bacteria.

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Oral and Systemic Disease

Oral biology research at UB has provided provocative evidence that oral diseases such as periodontal disease can contribute to the initiation or progression of such systemic diseases as myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, and pneumonia. 

ALUMNI VIEW >

Keith Kirkwood (’97)

A lot of my training and views on clinical periodontics especially are based on my experiences in Oral Biology in Buffalo. The program allowed me to seek training outside the department because I wanted different expertise.

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Jenny Sun (’08)

Dr. Edgerton is trying to encourage all of us to think for ourselves and lead us to the correct way. We talk daily. I like this department a lot. The students, the faculty—everybody knows everybody else. We always talk together, what is going on with your research. It’s kind of a big family, and the faculty is very easygoing.

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Calogero Dolce (’96)

The Oral Biology program met all my needs. They were very, very accommodating. There was a diversity of people there. Everything that you needed was there. If you had a problem, you could always go to another faculty member to get your question resolved. There was a lot of different expertise.

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Lawrence Tabak (’81)

We all learned from each other—students, postdocs and faculty alike. Our journal clubs were pretty intense. My classmates went on to very distinguished academic/research careers. We were taught to be intellectually rigorous and unafraid to try new things.