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Steven R. Gill, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1003

Fax: (585) 473-9573

Research Labs

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

9/14/2020
Grier A, Gill AL, Kessler HA, Corbett A, Bandyopadhyay S, Java J, Holden-Wiltse J, Falsey AR, Topham DJ, Mariani TJ, Caserta MT, Walsh EE, Gill SR. "Temporal Dysbiosis of Infant Nasal Microbiota Relative to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2020 Sep 14; Epub 2020 Sep 14.

9/14/2020
Chu CY, Qiu X, McCall MN, Wang L, Corbett A, Holden-Wiltse J, Slaunwhite C, Grier A, Gill SR, Pryhuber GS, Falsey AR, Topham DJ, Caserta MT, Walsh EE, Mariani TJ. "Airway gene expression correlates of RSV disease severity and microbiome composition in infants." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2020 Sep 14; Epub 2020 Sep 14.

9/3/2020
Dunning Hotopp JC, Baltrus DA, Bruno VM, Dennehy JJ, Gill SR, Maresca JA, Matthijnssens J, Newton ILG, Putonti C, Rasko DA, Rokas A, Roux S, Stajich JE, Stedman KM, Stewart FJ, Thrash JC. "Best Practices for Successfully Writing and Publishing a Genome Announcement in ." Microbiology resource announcements.. 2020 Sep 3; 9(36)Epub 2020 Sep 03.

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