“As reported by the University of Pennsylvania, two professors at the university’s School of Dental Medicine have been given the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award for their exceptional research achievements in periodontal disease and oral biology by the International Association for Dental Research.

The second recipient from the dental faculty is George Hajishengallis, professor at the school’s Department of Microbiology. He was given the IADR Research in Oral Biology Award for his outstanding research in the field. His research interests are the immune system’s complement system and pattern-recognition receptors. Among others, he has focused on the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.”

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