Science Colloquium

The Science Colloquium is a lecture series featuring outstanding leaders in biomedical research at The Ohio State University. These are held each month during the academic year in Postle Hall. The primary audience includes faculty, students, staff, and alumni from the College of Dentistry, along with other health science researchers and the university public.

Science Colloquium archive

How Studying Ocean Viruses is Helping Save the Planet and Cure Disease

April 6, 2023

Matthew Sullivan, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Microbiology
Director, Center of Microbiome Science
The Ohio State University

Retroviruses and Cancer: HTLV-1 Pathogenesis

November 17, 2022

Patrick Green, PhD

Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Veterinary Medicine
Director of the Center for Retrovirus Research. 
Associate Director of Basic Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Ohio State University

Oral Cancer Chemoprevention via Local Delivery

April 7, 2022

Susan R. Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD

Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

The Mind-Body Connection in Maternal and Child Health

September 30, 2021

Lisa Christian, PhD

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Member, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
The Ohio State University

Novel Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Sexual Dimorphism among Mammalian Craniofacial Muscles

March 18, 2021

Peter Reiser, PhD

Chair, Division of Biosciences, College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University

The Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ohio: Lessons from the Field

January 21, 2021

Abigail Norris Turner, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Chronic Social Stress, Inflammation and Anxiety

November 12, 2020

John F. Sheridan, PhD

Division of Biosciences, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, OSU Wexner Medical Center

How to heal wounds without a scar: Lessons learned from embryonic skin

September 17, 2020

Traci A. Wilgus, PhD

Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Pediatric Dentistry Research: Studying What Really Matters Now

January 22, 2020

Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH

Vice President of Community Health
Principal Investigator, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

How the biofilm state puts bacteria to Zzzzzzz

November 7, 2019

Steven D. Goodman, PhD

Director, Oral GI Microbiology Research Affinity Group, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

An Overview of Sinonasal Disorders

September 5, 2019

Bradley Otto, MD

Rhinology Fellowship Director, Division of Sinus and Allergy, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Neurological Surgery
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The Medieval woman with lapis lazuli in her dental calculus: an interdisciplinary detective story

April 18, 2019

Alison Beach, PhD

Department of History, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences

"Tasting" sugars beyond the tongue

January 17, 2019

George Kyriazis, PhD

Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC), The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Regenerative strategies including dental pulp stem cells for augmentation of bone and joints

November 1, 2018

Alicia Bertone, DVM, PhD

Department of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Sciences
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

Rock, Paper, Scissors: The relative contributions of genotype and environment to oral health

September 14, 2018

Purnima Kumar, BDS, PhD

Division of Periodontology, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

The Use of 3D Printing in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine

April 5, 2018

David Dean, PhD

Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Adherence Mechanisms of Oral Streptococci

January 18, 2018

Samantha King, PhD

Department of Pediatrics and Principal Investigator
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Electronic Cigarettes, Cigarettes and Tobacco Product Design: Integrating Science for Tobacco Product Assessment

November 2, 2017

Peter Shields, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - The James

The Role of Confidence in Decision-Making and Action

September 14, 2017

Richard Petty, PhD

Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

Effects of Light at Night on Neuroinflammation Metabolism, and Mood

April 6, 2017

Randy J. Nelson, PhD

Co-Director, Ohio State Neuroscience Research Institute 
The Ohio State University

Fossil Teeth and Neanderthal Biology

January 19, 2017

Debra Guatelli-Steinberg, PhD

Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University

Matrix Metalloproteinase-20 (MMP20) in Enamel Development: Results From Too Little or Too Much of an Essential MMP

August 30, 2016

John D. Bartlett, MS, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
College of Dentistry

Calming the Neuroinferno with Diet and Drugs

May 5, 2016

Gary L. Wenk, PhD

Professor, Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular, Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics
The Ohio State University

Current Advances in Transoral Robotic Surgery

January 21, 2016

Enver Ozer, MD

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
​Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Health Matters

November 19, 2015

Marc Tasse, PhD

Director, Nisonger Center – UCEDD
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
The Ohio State University

From Herpetic Gingivostomatitis to Cancer Therapy: Taming Herpes Simplex Virus for Public Good

September 17, 2015

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD

Division Chief Hematology/Oncology & BMT  Nationwide Childrens' Hospital 
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine