Science Colloquium

The Colloquium is a series of scientific lectures featuring outstanding leaders in healthcare research at The Ohio State University. These are held the third Thursday of each month during the academic year in Postle Hall (open to the public). The primary audience includes faculty, students and staff from the College of Dentistry; the notice also goes to the entire OSU health science community and, hopefully in the near future, to local private practice alumni in the area.  


January 19

Fossil Teeth and Neanderthal Biology

Dr. Debra Guatelli-Steinberg, Ph.D
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University



August 30

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

John D. Bartlett, MS, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
College of Dentistry

May 5

Calming the Neuroinferno with Diet and Drugs

Gary L. Wenk, PhD
Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular, Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics
The Ohio State University

January 21

Current Advances in Transoral Robotic Surgery

Enver Ozer, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
​Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University


November 19, 2015

Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Health Matters

Marc Tasse, PhD
Director, Nisonger Center – UCEDD
Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
The Ohio State University

September 17

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

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD
Division Chief Hematology/Oncology & BMT  Nationwide Childrens' Hospital 
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine