Zoya Kurago

Associate Professor

Zoya Kurago

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology

  • (706) 721-4814
  • GC 2250

Education

  • Ph.D., Oral Pathology Specialty University of Iowa, 1997

  • DDS, Dental/Oral Surgery Specialty University of North Carolina S, 1989

Certifications

  • DEN Georgia Secretary of State, 2013

  • North Carolina Dental License 1989

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award AU DCG, 2018

  • Curriculum Committee Revision Task Force Service Award AUDCG, 2018

  • Research Advisory Committee Service Award AUDCG, 2018

  • The Best of the US 2006

  • Mentor of the Year AADR Student Research Group , 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBPR 8540

    Advanced Oral Pathology I
  • IDSR 9006

    Clinical Path Conf VI
  • IDSR 8006

    Clinical Pathological Conf
  • IDSR 7006

    Clinical-Pathological Conf II
  • OMSR 6032

    OMS - Pathology Conference II
  • OMSR 8032

    OMS - Pathology Conference VI
  • OMSR 9032

    OMS - Pathology Conference VII
  • OMSR 7032

    OMS Pathology Conference IV
  • BMOM 5202

    Oral Microenvironment & Cariol
  • DPAT 5003

    Oral Pathology
  • RSUR 5006

    Oral Surgery Internship
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • OBMP 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology 2
  • OBPR 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology II
  • DPAT 5001

    Appl Pathology for Dentistry
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • IDSR 8005

    Clinical Pathological Conf
  • IDSR 9005

    Clinical Pathological Conferen
  • IDSR 7005

    Clinical-Pathological Conf I
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OMSR 6022

    OMS - Pathology Conference I
  • OMSR 7022

    OMS - Pathology Conference III
  • OMSR 8022

    OMS - Pathology Conference V
  • OMSR 9022

    OMS - Pathology Conference VI
  • DPAT 5004

    Oral Pathology Board Review
  • DPAT 5002

    Clinical Pathology Conferences
  • RADD 5002

    Dental Radiologic Interpretati
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Expanded Expression of TLR2 in Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia. , 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Oral Pathology Specialty Scan, 2018
    Newsletter
  • Does the germline deficiency in Toll-Like Receptor (TLR)2 affect the 4-Nitroquinolone N-oxide (4-NQO)-induced carcinogenesis in the upper aerodigestive tract? , 2018
    Abstract
  • Removal of matrix-bound zoledronate prevents post- extraction osteonecrosis of the jaw by rescuing osteoclast function, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • GPR81, a cell-surface receptor for lactate, is essential for the immunotolerant phenotype of the mucosal immune system in colon. , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

College Service

  • Mason Trust Post-Kidney Transplant Clinical Advisory Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Accreditation Document Writing Team 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Editorial Board, Head and Neck Pathology journal 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present

University Service

  • IRB-C 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate College Faculty Council 2014 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • CTOR journal Innovation 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • CTOR (Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research) 2017 - Present

    Role: Board of Advisors of a Company
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Research 2017 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Nominations Committee, AAOMP 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Research 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member