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The Virginia Commonwealth University Philips Institute for Oral Health Research serves the university and the commonwealth as a center of educational and research excellence focused on infectious, neoplastic and genetic diseases of the oral cavity, head and neck.

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Our member scientists work in several fields, including bacterial endocarditis, virulence of oral anaerobic bacteria and their roles in periodontal disease, regulatory mechanisms of bacterial virulence genes, mechanisms of head and neck carcinogenesis and development of targeted therapeutics and chemokine signaling.