Marcelo Figueredo, DDS, MPhil, PhD

Carlos Marcelo da Silva Figueredo

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Professor Figueredo has a PhD in Periodontology and Clinical Chemistry obtained in May 1999 at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The thesis is entitled “Hyperreactive neutrophils: A mechanism of tissue destruction in periodontitis”. Since then, he has dedicated his career to studying the systemic impact of Periodontal Disease. He started his docent career in 1999 at the Faculty of Odontology of the Rio de Janeiro State University (FOUERJ), Brazil. He was the Dean of Research at the same University from 2010 to 2018. A./Prof. Figueredo has had continuous funding grants from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). He published six book chapters and more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2018, Figueredo was appointed as Associate Professor in Periodontics at Griffith University, Australia and further promoted to the Professor position. Since then, Professor Figueredo has been active in transferring his research expertise and network of collaborators to Australia.