General Biology I and II, Genetics, Microbiology and Way of Science
Special areas of expertise or research interests:
My research interests include genetic and biochemical studies on pathogenic bacteria in particular Actinomyces naeslundii. Actinomyces naeslundii are Gram positive bacteria that are one of the first organisms to colonize tooth surfaces. A. naeslundii forms copious biofilms and have been implicated in both oral health and disease. Most pathogenic bacteria require iron for survival and iron usually plays a role in virulence gene regulation. My research centers around determining the roles of iron in bacterial disease.
- B.A., Ripon College
- Ph.D. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry