Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series (Archive)

All recorded lectures since 1998.

Date Speaker, Topic, and Sponsors
November 20, 2019 Dr. John Helmann, Ph.D, Cornell University, Department of Microbiology. “Nutrition, stress, and antibiotic susceptibility Bacillus subtilis as a model”.
November 8, 2019 Dr. Richard Darveau, Ph.D, University of Washington Dental School, Department of Periodontology. “Experimental Gingivitis: Lessons Learned FromChemokine Multi-Plex & Bacterial Sequence Analysis”.
December 6, 2018 Dr. Vincent Richards, Ph.D., Clemson University, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science “Medical Microbial Genomics”.
August 17, 2018 Dr. Kimberly Kline M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological, University in Singapore –School of Biological Sciences, “Pathogensis of Enterococcus faecaliswound infections”.
March 19, 2018 Dr. Maria Fidelade Lima Navarro, D.D.S., M.S.,Ph.D.; Full Professor at the School of Dentistry of Bauru-University of São Paulo., Dr. Soraya Coelho Leal, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.;Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Brasília. “Minimal Invasive Dentistry-from caries risk assessment to caries management.”
March 12, 2018 Dr. Katherine P. Lemon, M.D., Ph.D.; Associate Member of Staff, Department of Microbiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Associate Pyhsican in Medicine, Boston’s Children’s Hospital. “Nose Picking for Progress: Mining the Nasal Microbiome for New Insights into Pathobionts”
February 19, 2018 Dr. Eric P. Skaar, Ph.D., MPH; Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “The intersection between nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface.”
December 6 Dr. Gary Dunny, Department of Microbiology, Bio Technology Institute, University of Minnesota. “Competitive fitness, cell-cell signaling and plasmid transfer by Enteroccoccus faecalis in the GI tract.” Sponsor: Drs. Jose Lemos and Jeannine Brady
April 17, 2017 Dr. Flavia Teles, Research Associate Professor. Department of Periodontology, UNC School of Dentistry. “Targeted Cultivation of difficult-to-Grow Periodontal Pathogens Using an Ex-Vivo biofilm Model”. Sponsor: Dr. Mary Ellen Davey
April 11 , 2017 Dr. Dana Graves, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Periodontics, Vice Dean for Scholarship and Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. “Diabetes modifies the host response to alter the oral microbiome”. Sponsor: Dr. Shannon Wallet