Associate Professor Robert Jones

DENT Dev & Surgical Science
School of Dentistry
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Oral Biofilms and Dental Caries

This group examines how biofilms affect apatite substrates and the multiple personalities of complex microbiomes. They have developed core competencies in near infrared imaging of biofilms, analyzing biofilm communities through 16S sequencing, examining biofilm gene expression, and developing topical therapies. They are focused mainly on developing how to augment current topical based strategies to reduce biofilm coverage or mitigate the effects of biofilms exposed to sucrose. The lab collaborates on several projects related to caries, biomaterials, and pediatric oral health. They have several imaging and 16S amplicon seq analysis based projects that can require up to 100 GB of space. These images use optical coherence tomography 2D and 3D images.

Project Investigators

Associate Professor Robert Jones
Dhiraj Kumar
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