Research Focus

Using expertise in oral health, the dynamic interface between humans and our microbiome, and the interactions between the different systems of the body, Forsyth researchers are working on promoting health and preventing disease. Today, the non-profit’s mission is to increase knowledge about both oral and overall health, with an emphasis on integrating laboratory work and clinical research.

Many of our researchers use the mouth as a portal to learn more about the body; and are examining how bone loss occurs and how inflammation contributes to systemic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Others are investigating the roles that bacteria in and on the human body (our microbiome) play in health and disease—from cavities to pneumonia.  

Advancing Health through Research

Key areas of investigation include:

  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Microbiology & Genetics
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Mineralized Tissue Biology

Forsyth has more than 30 principal investigators and more than 100 research associates, students and post-doctoral fellows.

Forsyth has numerous collaborations with a range of academic institutions, hospitals, other independent research institutes, and biotech, pharmaceutical, start-up companies. These interactions provide access to internationally acclaimed collaborators, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, specialized facilities, and a wide range of technical and theoretical expertise.