Rock, Paper, Scissors: The oral microbiome at the intersection of genotypic, anthropogenic and systemic factors

Seminar Details
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD
William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry and Professor of Dentistry Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine University of Michigan, School of Dentistry


Dental and W.K. Kellogg Institute Building, 1011 University Avenue, Room G550

As a dual-trained periodontist and microbial ecologist, I use my clinical skills and training in ‘-omics’ research to investigate the myriad ways in which the human microbiome can be harnessed to promote health. I firmly believe that oral health and systemic diseases are intricately connected, and that global health can only be achieved when physicians and dentists collaborate to identify at-risk individuals and deliver integrated care.