• Basic and applied studies of inflammatory cell function
  • Clinical studies of inflammatory disease, including genetics
  • Oral - systemic disease associations and clinical models
  • Helicobacter pylori transmission and the oral cavity
  • Clinical, global and ethical issues in research

His research interests include cellular inflammation and its application to oral disease, periodontal disease from a population and genetic perspective, enigma of transmission pathways of Helicobacter pylori, and oral infection and risk attached to Coronary Heart Disease.

Past Affiliations
Dentistry, Dentistry, Dentistry
PhD, University of Edinburgh, Human Genetics, 1984
BDS, University of Edinburgh, 1973
cardiovascular diseases periodontal diseases dental health and hygiene dentistry medical genetics periodontics
French, Spanish

King James IV Professor for 2005 (Dental Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2005-2006

distinguished faculty award for research (Dental Research), Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis), 2000

American Association for Dental Research
American Dental Association
British Society of Periodontology
International Association for Dental Research
Royal Society of Medicine