April 26, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

Katrine Whiteson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry School of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine

Persistent and unique microbial communities impart the majority of genetic and metabolic diversity in humans, and their composition and activity are important indicators of health and disease. In people with chronic lung infections, higher densities of microbes in the lungs lead to the production of larger numbers of microbial metabolites. The lives of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) are punctuated by periods of worsened symptoms known as Pulmonary Exacerbations (CFPE).

April 27, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Edward G. Dudley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Food Science
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
May 3, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

Eric Krukonis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

This study identified bacteria associated with root caries in geriatric patients. Previous studies have found Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus species and Actinomyces species can be associated with root caries. We determined whether these species, along with four additional species, Streptococcus sanguinis, Veillonella parvula, Olsenella species and Selenomonas species, are present in higher concentrations on carious root surfaces compared to healthy control teeth.

June 12, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 am

4234 Medical Science Building I

Simon P. Hogan, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director of Admissions, Immunology Graduate Program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Academic Affiliations: Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics