Dr. Narayanan Ramasubbu has been appointed Associate Dean of Research, Dean Cecile A. Feldman announced.
Dr. Ramasubbu, known as “Subbu,” is a recognized authority in biofilm research who in 2018 received a $437,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how a bacterium that causes periodontal disease is able to survive in the body.
“Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ramasubbu on this well-deserved appointment,” said Dean Feldman.
Dr. Ramasubbu is part of an RSDM team that has been researching Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), a bacterium that can lead to periodontitis and is associated with heart disease. He is also an expert in X-ray Crystable Maker.
A faculty member of the Department of Oral Biology since 1997, Dr. Ramasubbu is also a professor and served previously as Assistant Dean of Research.
He has presented his work in Universities in the US and abroad. In addition, he has been a grant reviewer for NIH, both as an ad hoc reviewer and as a member of several Special Emphasis panels. Dr. Ramasubbu has served as an Editor of Frontiers for Biosciences Journal and has served on numerous committees at the university level and at RSDM, including the appointments and promotion committee and the website Committee, and as Vice Chair of the Department of Oral Biology.
As Associate Dean, Dr. Ramasubbu will implement policies and develop resources that promote and enhance research at RSDM. He will facilitate efforts for research-related faculty development and help faculty seeking to develop grants and respond to funding opportunities.
Dr. Ramasubbu will provide consultation and advice on training opportunities among graduates and postgraduates. He will also promote student research and identify potential opportunities among faculty for collaborations. In addition, he will build relationships with local, national and international foundations and facilitate interaction with federal funders.