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Robert J. Genco

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics, Microbiology
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Periodontal disease, oral health and microbiome, and systemic health

Robert J. Genco is arguably the world’s leading periodontal researcher and is a pioneer in advancing the study of how oral health impacts overall health. He and his colleagues were among the first to report a connection between gum disease and heart disease and stroke.

Genco leads the UB Microbiome Center, which conducts research on the microorganisms living in and on the human body. Some of his recent studies include examining the link between periodontitis and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.  He is also searching for the clues that oral health in pregnant women may reveal about fetal health.

He previously served as director of the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), where he successfully commercialized the research of UB faculty and students.

CONTACT:

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics, Microbiology

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

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