Dr. Vincent K. Tsiagbe is an Associate Professor of Oral Biology (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine), with joint appointments in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (New Jersey Medical School), and the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Rutgers University. He is the Vice Dean for the pre-dental program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science. Dr. Tsiagbe obtained his B.S. degree from University of Ghana, Legon. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences from University of Madison, Madison WI. He pursued a postdoctoral training in Tumor Immunology from New York University School of Medicine.  Dr. Tsiagbe returned to Ghana to take up a position as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Pathology of University of Ghana Medical School, where he taught Immunology and conducted Tumor Immunology research. Dr. Tsiagbe returned to New York University School of Medicine, where he became an Associate Professor of Pathology. While there, he was a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. The focus of Dr. Tsiagbe’s research includes the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms governing the development of endogenous retroviral superantigen-driven germinal center derived B cell lymphomas. Dr. Tsiagbe is one of the first to demonstrate that superantigens coded for by endogenous retroviral genes, could serve as indirect oncogene for lymphoma development. His laboratory also studies the cellular interactions involved in osteoclastic bone resorption in periodontal disease. Dr. Tsiagbe’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Cancer Research Institute, and the Foundation of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Tsiagbe is actively involved in several professional organizations, and had served on the Minority Affairs Committee of the American Association of Immunologists, for many years.