Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dental Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Expertise: Immunology, Immunobiology, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Education

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole is an accomplished researcher who leads multiple studies focused on the immunobiology of oral infections, emphasizing in-vitro and in-vivo studies of host-pathogen interactions using animal and human models of oral disease(s). 

A professor of biomedical sciences and associate dean for research with UNLV's School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Ebersole also teaches microbiology and immunology to predoctoral students.  

He has published more than 300 publications, reviews, and book chapters about the microbiology and immunology of oral diseases, and directed a major Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the National Institute of Health for 13 years. 

Prior to joining UNLV, Dr. Ebersole was the Alvin L. Morris Professor of Oral Health Research, director of the Center for Oral Health Research, and associate dean for research in the College of Dentistry at the Univeristy of Kentucky. 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. in Biology, Temple University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immunology, The Forsyth Institute

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To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.
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To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.
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On June 3, the SpaceX CRS-22 rocket took off for the International Space Station-bound from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board was unusual cargo: oral bacteria and saliva.
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For this experiment, engineers at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) created innovative automatic microjet pumps that were 3D printed.

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