Professor and head of periodontics; director of periodontics research
Salvador Nares is the principal investigator of research grants funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation.
His primary translational research focus is on the post-transcriptional modulation of mucosal immunity by human and viral microRNA and the role of antigen-presenting cells in the inflammatory response to periodontal pathogens. His clinical research interests include the histological and molecular characterization of early bone healing after dental implant placement and piezotome ultrasonic instrumentation.
Nares is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the International and American Association for Dental Research. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and the Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A&M University. Nares completed his post-doctoral training at the Infection and Immunity Branch of the National Institute of Dental Research/National Institutes of Health.
- Non-coding RNA
- Regenerative science
Areas of Expertise