Work-in-Progress Series

To foster cross-disciplinary conversations about ongoing GEM research, the Community hosts monthly Work-in-Progress talks, rotating campuses between North Campus, South Campus, and the Downtown Medical Corridor. We are seeking speakers for this series. Contact to present your work. 

Upcoming Work-in-Progress Speakers

"Posttranscriptional Regulation of Oral Immunity and the Microbiome"

October 30, 22017 - 4:00 p.m.

134b Farber Hall, UB South Campus

Professor, Clinical Instructor, Department of Oral Biology

Past Work-in-Progress Speakers

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

"The Airway Microbiome and Lung Cancer in a COPD Cohort", September 25, 2017

Research Professor, Department of Oral Biology

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences


Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, UB Microbiome Center;

Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics, Microbiology

“Protists and Fungi in the Oral Microbiome” - Gerald Koudelka, PhD & Mira Edgerton, DDS, PhD, August 28, 2017

“Pilot Study of Placental, Oral, and Gut Microbiome Related to Pregnancy” - Vanessa Barnabei, MD & Robert Genco, DDS, PhD, August 28, 2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

“Bile acid metabolizing microbiome in the gut and the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.” , June 26, 2017

“PPI effects on gut microbiota in diabetic kidney disease patients”, June 26, 2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

"Tracking Sources of Microbial Pollution in Lake Erie Using Culture-Based Methods and Next Generation Sequencing," April 24, 2017

Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

"Deriving Genetic Variations from Functional Genomic Assays,"  August 29, 2016

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

"Glycoscience: The Art of Making Sugars of Different Kinds," May 23, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

"An Evolutionary Perspective on the Gut Microbiome--Lessons from Whales," April 25, 2016

Research Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

"An Introduction to GENI-ACT: A Novel System to Introduce Students to Microbial Genome Analysis," March 28, 2016

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

"So You Want to do Microbiome Research,"  February 22, 2016