LSUHSC awarded $3 million grant to study effect of HIV-related changes to oral bacteria

Dr. Paul Fidel

Dr. Paul Fidel

Dr. Paul Fidel, the Carl Baldridge Professor and Associate Dean for Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ School of Dentistry, is the lead principal investigator of a $2.76 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research over five years to study how HIV and antiretroviral therapy may change communities of bacteria in the mouth and what effects those changes may have on oral infections in HIV disease.

Dentistry and HIV AIDS is a research strength of LSUHSC and an area of commercialization within the BioDistrict.

LSUHSC awarded $3 million grant to study effect of HIV-related changes to oral bacteria.

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