|DMD: ||University of Manitoba (1963)|
|Fellowship/Advanced Training: ||Fellowship-Certification in Periodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1968); MSc, University of Manitoba (1965)|
|Additional: ||Honorary MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki (2000)|
|Research Interests: ||Development of new biologically-based oral diagnostic techniques; mechanisms of collagen breakdown during various dental and medical diseases including the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) such as the collagenases and gelatinases; development of patented tetracycline-based and curcumin-based MMP inhibitors (e.g., subantimicrobial doxycycline: Periostat and Oracea; chemically-modified tetracyclines and chemically -modified curcumins) as new therapeutic agents for these diseases. Research and patents resulted in two FDA-approved systemically administered drugs for dental and medical diseases.|
|Honors and Awards:|
Editorial Boards: J. Dent. Res. (1977), J. Periodont.Res. (1984) and J. Periodontol. (1990).
(2017) Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Boston
NIH Merit Award (10 years funding 1988-98); University of Helsinki Rector's Medal (1991); Annual Birnberg Research Award, Columbia University (1996); Annual Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Biology, IADR (1998); Ramfjord Memorial Lectureship, Univ. Michigan (1999); Faculty of Medicine, University Helsinki "Doctor Honoris Causa" (2000); Annual 'ADA Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (2001); Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Manitoba (Canada, 2002); "Outstanding Inventors Award", Research Foundation of SUNY (2002); promoted by the Board of Trustees, SUNY, to the rank of Distinguished Professor (2003); ADA Gold Medal for Excellence in Research (2006); Research highlighted in "Technology Transfer Stories- 25 Innovations that changed the world", Association University Technology Managers; DistinguishedFaculty Member, Center for Biotechnology (NYSTAR Center for Advanced Technology (2009); Invited to be guest editor of two special issues, Pharmacological Research, Elsevier Publishers, (2011); Research paper highlighted as Cover Story, JADA March (2011). Inducted member of Stony Brook University National Academy of Inventors (2016).
|Publications and Patents:||Over 300 peer-reviewed papers and monographs published in various dental, medical and biological journals, and over 35 patents issued.|
|Consultations & Appointments: ||631-632-8912|