Spring 2005 Table of Contents
     
Recruiting the Best
Dr. Daniel Malamud, International Leader
in Oral Aspects of HIV, Joins NYUCD
 

Dr. Daniel Malamud
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program
Dr. Daniel Malamud, a senior scientist specializing in anti-HIV agents and oral-based diagnostics, has joined the NYU College of Dentistry as a Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program.

The area of oral-based diagnostics is a rapidly evolving field that has developed from the realization that most molecules present in blood can also be detected within the oral cavity, thus providing a relatively non-invasive diagnostic method. "Several years ago, the NYU College of Dentistry identified infectious diseases as an area to be targeted for growth and development in support of improved public health," explained Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Malamud's research, which has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 20 years, deals with HIV pathogenesis, the design of anti-HIV drugs, and novel diagnostics using oral samples. His investigations in these areas have involved human salivary proteins that inhibit HIV infectivity and the discovery and development of anti-HIV compounds that can be used to prevent HIV infection in women. In addition to his research, Dr. Malamud will also mentor young scientists at NYUCD and build on a proven record of entrepreneurial success in taking basic research observations and translating the intellectual property they represent into patents, small business formation, and potential clinical trials. Finally, as an award-winning teacher, much beloved by former students and colleagues, Dr. Malamud will bring great excitement to the classroom.