Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series (Archive)

All recorded lectures since 1998.

Date Speaker, Topic, and Sponsors
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
April 3, 2017 Dr. David T.W. Wong, Associate Dean for Research, Director of UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry,UCLA School of Dentistry. “Saliva Liquid Biopsy”. Sponsor: S. John Calise
September 12, 2016 Dr. Jeffrey Nickel holds the Donald J Thompson Associate Professorship in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, UMKC School of Dentistry, as well as a joint appointment in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. He is the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Seminar title: Mechanobehavior and TMJ tissue integrity. Sponsor: Dr. John Neubert