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Eric  Krukonis

Associate Professor

Eric Krukonis
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: School of Dentistry
Room: DC 444
Phone: 313-494-6851
Eric Krukonis


  • Ph.D.


Dr. Krukonis teaches oral microbiology and infection control to dental hygiene students, oral microbiology, infection control, and infectious diseases to dental students and current topics in microbiology to residents in Periodontology, Endodontics and Orthodontics programs. He joined the faculty of Detroit Mercy Dental in 2013.

    Research Activity

    Research Interests:

    • etiology of root caries in geriatric populations
    • infection control in the dental clinical
    • characterizing antimicrobial properties of essential oil products.

    In addition, the Krukonis laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis by the medical pathogens Vibrio cholera (the causative agent of cholera) and Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of plague). Both are model organisms for the study of infectious disease. 

    Link to publications: Dr. Eric Krukonis

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