Prof. Rob Allaker holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biological Sciences (1982) and a PhD (1986) in Skin & Oral Microbiology from the University of the West of England, Bristol. He joined the Royal Veterinary College in 1986 as a Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He then joined Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) as a lecturer in 1992, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002, Reader in 2006 and took the title of Professor of Mucocutaneous Microbiology in 2011. He was (until 2008) secretary to the Oral Microbiology & Immunology Group, British Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for 6 years. He works with a number of Oral Care companies, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Boots, and has acted as a London Technology Network Business Fellow to help facilitate the transfer of technology-enabled innovations from QMUL to Industry. In 2010, he was awarded the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award. Prof. Allaker is an author on over 70 publications in peer review journals and books, and has supervised over 30 researchers with 3 student winners of national prizes. He is a section editor for the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. Rob teaches a wide range of microbiology topics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on a range of QMUL and external courses. He was until recently a management committee member of the Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry and Society for General Microbiology Education & Training Groups.
Dr. Hasan Alkumru was appointed as an Associate Professor, Division of Restorative Dentistry, Discipline of Prosthodontics at the University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, effective September 1st, 2014.
Dr. Alkumru received his DDS (1979) in University of Ankara, Faculty of Dentistry and his PhD (1984) in Birmingham University Faculty of Dentistry UK in collaboration with Ankara University. After that he joined to Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry as an Associate professor until 1998. He became a full time professor in Marmara University, Istanbul and worked as the Head of Department of Prosthodontics and the Vice Dean in between 1999 â€“ 2008.
Dr. Alkumru joined to The University of Toronto in 2009. He was the Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics Program and Director of Implant Prosthodontics Unit at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He mentored three master thesis related to implant prosthodontics during his service in UofT.
Dr. Alkumru is the course director of Second Year Removable Prosthodontics course and also gives several lectures to the third and fourth year students in Restorative Dentistry Courses along with other administrative roles in UWO.
Dr. Timothy Levine graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2003 with a bachelor's in Biology with Honors. He received his doctor of dental medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and did a hospital-based general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. He received his certificate in orthodontics, also from St, Barnabas Hospital. During his orthodontic residency, he was awarded Orthodontic Resident of the Year and was also the recipient of the prestigious Herzberg Award. In 2012, he became the first fellow in surgical orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics at Jacobi Medical Center. He spends part of his time in private practice in the Bronx and Manhattan.
Timothy Levine(Research Area)
Surgical Orthodontics, Cranofacial Orthopaedics, Dental Medicine