Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., Is Appointed Vice President for Research
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named vice president for research. A man of many hats, he also oversees the Office of Research Administration and holds the titles of professor of pharmacology and professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC), provost for biomedical research and chief biomedical research officer for Touro College and University System, and professor of dental medicine at Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC.
In his newest role, Dr. Amar will promote and strengthen basic, translational and clinical research and nurture the scientific community especially providing biomedical resources—all to ensure NYMC remains competitive.
“This is an excellent opportunity to integrate the research enterprise within the fabric of New York Medical College and Touro at large and to expand and strengthen our collaborations with affiliate institutions,” said Dr. Amar. “I am also looking forward to working with faculty to seek new researchers with paradigm change objectives.”
Dr. Amar joined the College community in 2016 from Boston University where he held the faculty title, professor of molecular and cell biology and periodontology and directed the Center for Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics. He is a prolific researcher and author of more than 170 scholarly articles on topics including the role of inflammation and oral health, molecular immunology, biotechnology, periodontal disease, pharmacology and clinical trials.
He earned his D.D.S. and Ph.D. from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France, and was a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry and molecular biology at Northwestern University.