Department of Genomic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
J. Craig Venter Institute
Marcelo Freire, DDS, PhD, DMedSc, is an Associate Professor at J. Craig Venter Institute at the Department of Genomic Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining JCVI, Dr. Freire was an Assistant Faculty at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard University (Division of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity). Freire’s current research focuses on biological communications between host immune system and oral microbiome. In the context of chronic inflammatory diseases, Freire’s team aim to discover novel molecular switches important to multimodal microbial-inflammatory markers. Freire is currently the President of the Clinical and Translational Science Network at IADR and meld his scientific an clinical knowledge to pursue translational studies at JCVI.