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Steven R. Gill, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-1003

Fax: (585) 473-9573

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Our research interests are centered around microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.

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Biography

Research

Our laboratory studies bacterial pathogens and diseases associated with the human microbiome. Active research areas in our laboratory include: 1) the study of human microbiome communities in neonates and infectious disease, and 2) pathogenesis and genomics of bacterial pathogens.

HUMAN MICROBIOME COMMUNITIES
Human life is dependent on a diverse community of symbiotic microbiota that have co-evolved with their human hosts to modulate crucial aspects of normal physiology, metabolism, immunity and neurologic function. We are engaged in multiple microbiome studies in areas of neonatal development, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, early childhood caries, atopic dermatitis and the tumoral microbiome of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

PATHOGENESIS AND GENOMICS OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS
Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridioides difficile are among the most successful of human pathogens, capable of causing invasive and deadly opportunistic infections. We are using in vivo, biochemical and genomic approaches to identify genetic pathways and mechanisms associated with S. aureus responses to host innate immunity and adaptation of the clonal complex 30 lineage to a persistent lifestyle in the host. In addition, we are using genomic and phylogenetic approaches to assess emergence and transmission of new S. aureus and C. difficile clinical isolates throughout hospitals, long-term care facilities and the general community in Monroe County NY.

Credentials

Education

1981
B.S. | South Dakota State University
Microbiology and Chemistry

1983
M.S. | North Dakota State University
Bacteriology

1989
Ph.D. | Kansas State University
Microbiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1996 - 1997
Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University, Cell Biology

1989 - 1995
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cell Biology

Awards

2009
University at Buffalo Visionary Inventor

1989 - 1992
NIH Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship

1988 - 1989
Wesley Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2021
Lambert PA, Gill AL, Gill SR, Allen PD, Man LX. "Microbiomics of irrigation with xylitol or in chronic rhinosinusitis." Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology.. 2021 Feb 0; 6(1):64-70. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

1/6/2021
Snell SB, Gill AL, Haidaris CG, Foster TH, Baran TM, Gill SR. "Staphylococcus aureus Tolerance and Genomic Response to Photodynamic Inactivation." mSphere.. 2021 Jan 6; 6(1)Epub 2021 Jan 06.

12/24/2020
Grier A, Myers JA, O'Connor TG, Quivey RG, Gill SR, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT. "Oral Microbiota Composition Predicts Early Childhood Caries Onset." Journal of dental research.. 2020 Dec 24; :22034520979926. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

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