December 7, 2015
Nejat Düzgüneş, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, has authored a new textbook, Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry. This clinically oriented work explores medical microbiology and immunology as they relate to the practice of dentistry, including chapters on the microbiological basis of caries, periodontal disease and endodontic infections.
Düzgüneş was appointed chair of the Department of Microbiology in 1990, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences since 2010. He has authored or co-authored 169 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 55 book chapters. In addition to authoring this new book, he has edited or co-edited 14 books and five journal issues. He has been a reviewer of manuscripts submitted to more than 100 journals. He is the recipient of the Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the International Association of Student Clinicians-American Dental Association Burton C. Borgelt Faculty Advisor Award, and University of the Pacific's 1999 Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award and the 2015 United Methodist University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. Düzgüneş' current research is focused on gene therapy and photodynamic therapy of oral cancer.
To learn more about the textbook, visit the publisher's website.