Forsyth has a global research presence with affiliations and collaborations worldwide. Forsyth is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to improving oral health, and reducing interrelated systemic diseases and conditions. Our portfolio includes basic, translational and clinical research, an active technology transfer and corporate collaborations effort, and community programs that benefit underserved populations locally, nationally and internationally.
The Forsyth Institute’s goal is to improve health through innovative research, education and community care in oral and related biomedical science. Key areas of investigation include:
* Global Infectious Diseases
* Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine
* Molecular Microbiology & Genetics
*Immunology and Inflammation
*Mineralized Tissue Biology
*Oral-Systemic Disease Connections: unlocking the relationship between the mouth and the body including linkages to heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes
Rapidly evolving research directions include: human genomics and systems biology for individualized oral medicine; saliva-based diagnostics; collaborations with engineering, bioengineering and materials sciences to develop new diagnostics and therapies; deciphering the interplay between humans and the trillions of our bacterial passengers—to promote a lifetime of wellness; and vaccine development for global infectious diseases.
Forsyth has 35 principal investigators and more than 100 research associates, students and post-doctoral fellows.
Forsyth is located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, which is an epicenter of biotechnology with one of the highest densities of biomedical researchers in the world. Forsyth has numerous collaborations with a range of academic institutions, hospitals, other independent research institutes, and biotech, pharmaceutical, start-up companies. These interactions provide access to internationally acclaimed collaborators, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, specialized facilities, and a wide range of technical and theoretical expertise.
Research at Forsyth is organized in four departments: Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Mineralized Tissue Biology, and Applied Oral Sciences. In addition, there are a number of inter-disciplinary Centers that cut across departments, including the Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, the Host-Biofilm Interface, and Global Infectious Diseases.