Bruce Paster

Paster, Bruce 2016Bruce J Paster, PhD is Senior Member of the Staff and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, director of the HOMINGS Oral Bacterial Identification Core, and director of the Sequencing Core Facility at The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He is also Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection & Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Professor II in the Dental Faculty in the University of Oslo.
He received a BS in Microbiology at the University of Rhode Island, a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and, in 2014, an honorary PhD at the University of Oslo.
He was a post-doc for Dr. Carl Woese at the University of Illinois and later for Dr. Ronald Gibbons at The Forsyth Institute.
Dr. Paster has 186 peer-reviewed publications and 42 book chapters and reviews. The focus of his research has been to determine the roles oral bacteria may play in oral health and disease, including HIV, necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis in AIDS, rampant caries, periodontitis, refractory periodontitis, halitosis, and noma, a facial gangrene.