Daniel Grenier, PhD

Daniel Grenier, PhD


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Daniel Grenier obtained his Ph.D. degree (1986) in microbiology from Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Then, he went to University of British Columbia (Canada) for a post-doctoral training in oral biology. Since 1992, D. Grenier is professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at Université Laval. He is currently the director of the Oral Ecology Research Group located at the same institution. The research activities of D. Grenier, supported by the major funding agencies in Canada, focus on the host-periodontopathogen interactions and the pathobiological mechanisms contributing to periodontal diseases. He is also investigating the therapeutic potential of natural plant-derived products for treating/preventing these oral infections.

D. Grenier was recently (2010) selected as a recipient of the prestigious International Association for Dental Research/GlaxoSmithKline Oral Care Award. In 2007, he received the Quality of Life Research Award from the Canadian Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. Since 2009, he is member of the Scientific Committee of the Quebec Network for Oral and Bone Health Research.

D. Grenier has published over 170 scientific papers and presented more than 100 communications at international meetings. He is also very active in the formation of trainees since he has been the supervisor or co-supervisor of 21 M.Sc. students, 6 Ph.D. students and 6 post-doctoral fellows. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the journals Archives of Oral Biology, Journal of Oral Microbiology, and ISRN Dentistry.