Karl Kingsley

Karl Kingsley

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Dental Medicine
SLC-B 227
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Dr. Karl Kingsley, professor of biomedical sciences and director of student research, joined UNLV School of Dental Medicine during fall 2002 with the inaugural class and currently teaches microbiology and immunology, biostatistics and epidemiology, and research methods within the school’s Biomedical Sciences unit.

Dr. Kingsley’s research focuses on oral cancer and oral epidemiology, as well as microbiology and virology in oral infectious disease. He has been funded by the American Cancer Society, had his work appear in more than fifty peer-reviewed publications, and presented his findings during nearly one hundred national and international conferences.

Dr. Kingsley earned his undergraduate degrees from New Mexico State University, and his master’s in public health and Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He completed postdoctoral work on hematological cancers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Kingsley has been inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association, the American Association for Dental Research, and recently established the first chapter of the American Associate for Dental Research – National Student Research Group at UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kingsley also serves as an adjunct professor in the UNLV School of Medicine.


MPH: University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

PhD: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

BBA: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

BA: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM