José Lemos, Ph.D., an associate professor of oral biology, received a five-year, $2.5 million grant renewal for the UF College of Dentistry T90/R90 Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology. The program has a long and successful tradition of preparing the next generation of oral health researchers for a career in academic dentistry.
The program delivers an extensive breadth and depth of training to basic and clinician scientists in multiple areas that are designated as high priority by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, or NIDCR. Areas of scientific focus include the human microbiome, oral infectious diseases, mechanistic connections between oral and systemic health, virology, salivary gland biology, autoimmunity, bone biology, head and neck cancers, computational biology, biomedical engineering, stem cell biology, and many more.
Eligible trainees include traditional PhD students conducting oral health-related research, dual-degree candidates in the DMD-PhD program, post-doctoral scientists (T90; PhD, DMD/DDS-PhD, DMD/DDS), and non-permanent resident DMD-PhD holders seeking advanced post-doctoral training (R90).