AGENDA


Plenary Session I

February 10, 2021
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Session Moderator: Luciana Shaddox

Invited Speaker: Hyun “Michel” Koo

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Welcome

Ann Progulske-Fox


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM EST

Invited Speaker

Hyun “Michel” Koo

Title: Spatial design of polymicrobial communities: the ‘form and function’ of oral biofilms

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Group Member Presentations


1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Mechanisms underlying spatial interaction in the oral microbiota – Matthew Ramsey

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: How Streptococcus gordonii discriminates and responds to surface environmental cues – Mark Herzberg

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Bend don’t break: new insights into Streptococcus gordonii adhesin CshA – Angela Nobbs

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Deficiency of SufCDSUB in Streptococcus mutans is viable, but causes major defects in growth, stress tolerances, and biofilm formation – Zezhang Wen

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: The importance of manganese homeostasis to the fitness of Streptococcus mutansJessica Kajfasz

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Interactions of mutans group streptococci in the oral cavity – Justin Kaspar

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM EST

Break

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Group Member Presentations


2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: A novel sialic acid-binding adhesin present in multiple oral commensals – Samantha King

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Nitrosative stress resistance in oral commensal bacteria – Jessica Scoffield

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: The role of saccharibacteria and their bacterial hosts in inflammatory disease – Batbileg Bor

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: The epiparasite TM7x protects bacterial host from acid stress via arginine deiminase system – Xuesong He

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Experimental gingivitis: could be more than we thought – Richard Darveau

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Using Nanopore sequencing to improve genome assembly for oral bacteria – Jonathon Baker

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Oral immunity to Candida albicans: the curious case of IL-17F – Sarah Gaffen

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM EST

Break

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Mentoring for Young Investigators


4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Bacteria talk to each other, why don’t we? A modest request to integrate advanced communication skill-building into our career development plans – Dennis Mangan

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Mentoring for young investigators – an opportunity to engage with established members of the Oral Immunology/Microbiology Research Group

Plenary Session II

February 11, 2021
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Session Moderator: Dennis Mangan

Invited Speaker: Lauren Bakaletz

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Welcome

Dennis Mangan


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM EST

Invited Speaker

Lauren Bakaletz

Title: Development of DNABII protein-targeted therapeutic and prevention approaches for biofilm diseases

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Group Member Presentations


1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Spring cleaning: sorting through gene regulation in Streptococcus mutansGrace Spatafora

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: How essential genes may prevent the next pandemic – Ping Xu

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: An update on viruses and antivirals in the oral cavity – Gill Diamond

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Porphyromonas gingivalis-mediated disruption of bacterial oral and gut communities – Impact on Systemic Health – Caroline Genco

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: TMucosal circadian rhythm pathway genes altered by aging and periodontitis – Jeffrey Ebersole

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Periapical inflammation in diet-induced obesity – Hajime Sasaki

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM EST

Break

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Group Member Presentations


2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Toward understanding Streptococcus mutans extracellular membrane vesicle biogenesis including proteomic and lipidomic characterization – Jeannine Brady

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Sphingolipid-containing OMVs of Porphyromonas gingivalis modulate the host inflammatory response – Frank Gibson

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Can lessons learned from research on the pathogenesis of periodontal disease provide insight into SARS-CoV-2 infection – Bruce Shenker

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Approaches to model Kingella kingae bone infection – Nataliya Balashova

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Veillonella parvula enables the cell-density-dependent growth and in vivo virulence of Porphyromonas gingivalisPatricia Diaz

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: P. gingivalis infection and regulation of osteoclast precursors – Ping Zhang

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Treponema denticola dentilisin disrupts cellular homeostasis and upregulates a tissue-destructive program in human oral cells – Christopher Fenno

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM EST

Break

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Virtual Mixer