Michael J. Kowolik, B.D.S, F.D.S., Ph.D.

Michael J. Kowolik, B.D.S, F.D.S., Ph.D., is currently Director and Professor of Graduate Research in the Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oral Biology at IUSD, Department of Oro-Facial Genetics at IUSD, Department of Public Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the IU Center for Bioethics, and the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor and Distinguished Faculty of the Graduate School of Periodontology at the Universidad Autonoma de Nueva Leon in Monterrey, Mexico.

Dr. Kowolik obtained his B.D.S. from Edinburgh University School of Dentistry in Scotland. He went on to study Periodontology at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh where he received his F.D.S. Dr. Kowolik continued his education at the Department of Human Genetics at Edinburgh University in Scotland. It was here that he obtained his Ph.D.

In 2000, Dr. Kowolik was awarded the "Distinguished Faculty Award for Research" for the IU School of Dentistry. In addition, he has six students under his supervision that have been awarded eleven local or national research prizes. Dr. Kowolik has over fifty papers published in the peer-reviewed literature, book contributions and other articles.

His research interests include cellular inflammation and its application to oral disease, periodontal disease from a population and genetic perspective, enigma of transmission pathways of Helicobacter pylori, and oral infection and risk attached to Coronary Heart Disease.

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