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Purnima Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Periodontology
College of Dentistry

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(614) 247-4532
kumar.83@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition
Areas of Expertise: inflammation, host-bacterial interactions, anthocyanins, oral, modulation

My expertise is in oral host-bacterial interactions in health and disease, with special focus on smokers. I am currently collaborating with investigators in FIC to examine the metabolism and immuno-modulatory effects of berry extracts on bacterially induced inflammation in the oral cavity.

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