Jacqueline Mays, DDS, MHS, PhD

Dr. Jacqueline Mays is an immunologist and a clinical trials dentist whose research is focused on chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) in the salivary glands and oral mucosa. She heads the Oral Immunobiology Unit within the Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch of the Division of Intramural Research at NIDCR. Her laboratory’s work includes the immune and physiologic causes of salivary gland dysfunction following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant and the pathogenesis of oral cGVHD, with associated clinical trials directed toward advancing cGVHD therapy. Previously, she completed a clinical research fellowship at the NIDCR and a Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Research through the Duke University College of Medicine. Prior joining NIDCR, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Lab of Viral Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. She completed her DDS and PhD degrees at The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, and holds a BS in biology and chemistry from Valparaiso University.