The Department of Oral Health Sciences, formed through the merger of Oral Biology and DPHS, has revamped its seminar series, offered under the course heading of Oral Biology 575.  In addition to traditional basic research, this new seminar series will cover topics in the clinical sciences, public health, epidemiology, and health services research.  If you are interested in presenting in this series or have suggestions for speakers, please contact Sue Herring ( or Richard Presland (, the co-directors of the course.

Mondays 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Room: D-209.

Oral Biology 575 Winter 2015 Seminar Series
Jan. 5 “Biomaterials that Engineer Infection Immunity” James Bryers
Professor, Bioengineering
Jan. 12 “HPV E6 and NFX1-123 in telomerase, differentiation, and growth” Rachel Katzenellenbogen
Asst. Professor, Pediatrics
Jan. 19 Holiday
Jan. 26 “Revealing the Functional Role of Bacterial Species within the Human Microbiome” Jeff McLean
Feb. 2 “Cost effectiveness of sealing baby molars in Medicaid-enrolled children” Donald Chi
Oral Health Sciences
Feb. 9
“Are Most Published Research Findings False? ” Brian Leroux
Professor, Oral Health Sciences & Biostatistics
Feb. 16 Holiday
Feb. 23 “Dangerous Plants and Extinct Ice Age Mammals in Arid Western North America” Donald Grayson
Professor, Anthropology
Mar. 2 “Endogenous Opioids in Chronic Pain” Charles Chavkin
Professor, Pharmacology
Mar. 9 TBA Nirveek Bhattacharjee
Mar. 16 Exam week, no Seminar

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