The Forsyth Institute, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the world’s leading independent research institute dedicated to improving oral health, and reducing interrelated systemic diseases and conditions.
The Forsyth Institute portfolio includes basic research, translational research, community-benefit programs for underserved populations and Forsyth Faculty Associates, a private dental practice serving Kendall Square and surrounding areas.
Pioneering Discoveries, Profound Change
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: •Oral-Systemic Disease Connections—unlocking the relationships between the mouth and the body including linkages to heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes. •Global Infectious Diseases •Molecular Microbiology and Genetics •Immunology and Inflammation •Mineralized Tissue Biology •Development Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Today, Forsyth has 35 principal investigators and more than 100 research associates, students and post-doctoral fellows. Our 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.