Nikolaos (Nikos) Soukos


Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Photomedicine, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1995-97

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Photomedicine, Department of Oral Pathology, Eastman Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom, 1992-94

MSc, Experimental Oral Pathology, Eastman Dental Institute, University of London, United Kingdom, 1992

PhD, Oral Biology, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, 1989

DDS, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1984 

Area(s) of Expertise

Photomedicine, Experimental Pathology

Research Interests

My major research interests include:

  • Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (the synergism of photoactive agents and visible light for targeting microorganisms); and
  • The impact of blue light on dental plaque growth and host innate response dynamics.

My research accomplishments are:

  • The development of a new direction in Oral Research by establishing a unique research program in the field of Photomedicine with the foundation of the Applied Molecular Photomedicine Laboratory (AMPL) at The Forsyth Institute in 2003, a translational research laboratory – unique of its kind nationwide – with strong collaborations with outstanding clinicians, scientists, and engineers.
  • The Scientific Foundation of PhotOral, Inc. (2011), a science-based company in Boston to develop a novel intraoral device that emits light in the blue region of the electromagnetic spectrum in the appropriate wavelength and dosimetry for selectively targeting potentially harmful dental plaque microorganisms.
  • The establishment of the Nano-Photo-Medicine Initiative that brought Photomecidine and Nanotechnology together.
  • The development of photodynamic therapy (synergism of a photosensitizing compound and red light) as an adjunctive technique to standard chemo-mechanical endodontic disinfection.


Curriculum Vitae

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