Dr. Gokul Sridharan is currently an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai. He obtained a Ph.D. for his work titled 'Salivary and serum metabolomics in oral leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma.” His fields of interest include oral pre-cancer, oral cancer, salivary diagnostics, metabolomics, and oxidative stress. He has several scientific publications to his credit and actively contributes as a peer reviewer to numerous journals. He is an active member of the editorial boards of several journals of repute. Dr. Sridharan has undergone training and is a qualified diploma holder in medical law and ethics and is also certified in tobacco cessation and control.