Dr. Ojcius completed his baccalaureate and Ph.D. training in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley and two postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Rockefeller University. He then worked for thirteen years at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and the University of Paris-Diderot, where he studied interactions between human pathogens and the host immune system. More recently, he served as Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Personnel at U.C. Merced. He joined the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2015.