“George Hajishengallis, D.D.S., Ph.D. is currently a professor & distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. In addition, he is a principal investigator at the Oral Health and Systemic Disease Group at the university and has a joint appointment with the university’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine.

Hajishengallis obtained a D.D.S. in 1989 from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Ph.D. (cellular and molecular biology) in 1994 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He pursued postdoctoral work in immunology at UAB and at the State University of New York at Buffalo (which is now the University at Buffalo).

His research interests involve the investigation of host-microbe interactions in periodontitis and associated systemic diseases and the development of vaccine adjuvants for the prevention of infectious diseases. His research program is currently funded by six R01 grants (four as principal investigator and two as co-principal investigator) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.”

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