Dr Lappin Celebrates 100th Paper

Issued: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:27:00 BST

Dr David Lappin graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Physiology in 1978 and then completed a PhD in aspects of complement biosynthesis in the Department of Pathology at the Western Infirmary Glasgow, gaining his doctorate in 1985. After a variety of postdoctoral positions, David joined the Dental School staff in November 1995.  His major research interest is in unravelling the immune processes underlying inflammatory oral diseases, utilising cellular and molecular biology techniques, and to elucidate mechanisms of immunity that perpetuate oral inflammatory disorders. David has supported many of the postgraduate research students that have worked within the Dental School laboratories and also plays a major role in laboratory management.

Publication of David’s 100th paper was celebrated at an event organised by his colleague Dr Chris Nile, Lecturer in Immunology at the Dental School. David was presented with an engraved hip flask by Jeremy Bagg, Head of the Dental School, followed by a meal with his family and Dental School colleagues at the Elia Greek Restaurant, reflecting David’s other great interest in Ancient Greek Culture and Near Eastern Archaeology.