Dr. David Ojcius

Department Chair, Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. David Ojcius

Contact

Phone: 415.780.2095
Email: dojcius@pacific.edu

Education

BS, University of California, Berkeley, Biophysics, 1979

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Biophysics, 1986

Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1987

Rockefeller University, New York, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991

Dr. Ojcius joined the Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2015. He worked for thirteen years at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the University of Paris-Diderot, where he studied interactions between human pathogens and the host immune system.  Dr. Ojcius has a sustained record of scholarship and $2,300,000 of funded research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Principal Investigator since returning to the United States in 2004; and since 2010, he has served as a permanent member of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) study section of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research / NIH. Prior to joining the Dugoni School, he served as professor, chair and vice provost for academic personnel at U.C. Merced.  

  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, Biophysics, 1979
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Biophysics, 1986
  • Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1987
  • Rockefeller University, New York, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991
  • Permanent (Tenured) Research Scientist, Institut Pasteur, ParisInstitut Jacques Monod, Paris, 1991-2004 
  • Full Professor (Cell Biology and Biochemistry), Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, Paris, 2000-2004 
  • Full Professor (Molecular Cell Biology), University of California, Merced, 2004-2015 
  • Full Professor (Biomedical Sciences), University of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2015-present 

Dr. Ojcius' research is currently focused on the immune response to periodontal pathogens. He is also editor-in-chief of Microbes and Infection, a journal published by the Institut Pasteur; and he is on the editorial board of several journals that publish results from research in the biomedical sciences or projects related to sustainable development.