Professor Mahmoud YM Taha (BVMS, M.Sc, Ph.D, Ml.Biol, DcPath is a graduate of Baghdad Vet. Medical college 1979. Then he obtained M.Sc degree in Virology. After that, he was trained on Diagnostic virology in Rasheed Military Hospital. In 1984 he became a member of the scientific staff of Dental College, Mosul University. In 1990 he obtained his Ph.D degree in Virology from Glasgow University and appointed as Dean Assistant for scientific research in Dental College, then appointed as Department Head of Dental Basic Science and Director of Diagnostic lab in the Dental hospital, Mosul University. He has published more that 50 papers and supervised M.Sc and Ph.D students in the field of virology and oral microbiology. Prof. Taha is a member of Editorial Board of many journals in virology and Dental sciences. Prof. Taha has published many books in the field of Oral Microbiology and Virology.
Human herpes viruses specially HSV-1, EBV, CMV and their relations to periodontitis; Periapical lesions and aphthous stomatitis as well as the role of interleukins in different oral diseases.