RubyAdjunct Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Address: School of Dentistry Building, room 314
Birmingham, AL 35294
Telephone: (205) 975-7003
Fax: (205) 934-7013






DMD, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, West Virginia University

Research Interests

Genotyping Streptococcus mutans using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and rep-PCR for investigating transmission of this microorganism in children that have severe-early childhood caries. S. mutans genetic diversity and stability within human populations.Glucose chemotaxis in the oral spirochete,Treponema denticola. Characterizing the cellular mechanisms responsible for the recognition of Treponema denticola by the innate immune system. Understanding the symbiotic nature of oral infections caused by the indigenous flora, i.e, dental caries and periodontal diseases.