Marcelo Figueredo, DDS, MPhil, PhD

Carlos Marcelo da Silva Figueredo

Affiliated to research

About me

I have a PhD in Periodontology and Clinical Chemistry obtained in May 1999 at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. My thesis is entitled “Hyperreactive neutrophils: A mechanism of tissue destruction in periodontitis”. Since then, I have dedicated my career to studying the systemic impact of Periodontal Disease. I started my docent career in 1999 at the Faculty of Odontology of Rio de Janeiro State University (FOUERJ) in Brazil. I held the position of Dean of Research at the same University from 2010 to 2018. I have had continuous funding grants from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). I have published six book chapters and more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. I currently hold the Professor in Periodontics position at Griffith University, Australia. 

Research description

Research interests:

- The interplay between periodontal disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

- The expression of myeloid-related molecules in peri-implant disease.

- Neutrophil hiper-reactivity in Periodontal Disease.

- The importance of Th cells differentiation in the osteoclastogenesis activity around teeth and dental implants.






Sept 2017- Jan 2018: Senior Internship - Periodontics

Karolinska Institutet, KI, Sweden

Research topic: Expression of cytokines in gingival and intestinal tissue of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and periodontitis.

2001 – 2003: Honorary post-doctoral fellowship - Periodontics

Karolinska Institutet, KI, Sweden

Research Topic: Hyperreactive leukocytes in the destructive tissue process of periodontitis.                 

Supervisors: Prof Björn Klinge / Prof Anders Gustafsson.

1996 – 1999: Odonto Doctor (PhD) in Periodontology and Clinical Chemistry.

Faculty of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Research Topic: Hyperreactive periodontitis: A mechanism of tissue destruction in periodontitis.

Supervisor: Prof Anders Gustafsson.

1994 – 1996: Master/specialist in Periodontics (double degree).

Faculty of Odontology, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Research Topic: Use of a resorbable collagen membrane in the treatment of angular bone defects.

Supervisor: Prof Ricardo Fischer.

1987 – 1991: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Grande Rio University, Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil.