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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Daniel Malamud: Salivary diagnostics for point-of-care testing in the developing world

The ability to amplify trace substances in the mouth has led to faster diagnosis and treatment of disease.

8 August 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201308.02

Daniel Malamud is currently Professor of Basic Sciences at New York University College of Dentistry. Prior to that he served as Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine from 1977-2005 and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry from 1985-1992. Dr. Malamud's research focuses on (1) Biochemistry of human salivary proteins, (2) Salivary anti-bacterial and anti-viral factors, (3) Inhibition of HIV infectivity by salivary-derived gp340, and (4) Development of novel oral-based diagnostic methods. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 1969. Malamud organized two New York Academy of Science meetings dealing with salivary diagnostics, the first in 1993 and the latest in 2006.