Science Colloquium

The Science Colloquium is a lecture series featuring outstanding leaders in biomedical research at The Ohio State University. These are held each month during the academic year in Postle Hall. The primary audience includes faculty, students, staff, and alumni from the College of Dentistry, along with other health science researchers and the university public.


November 2

Electronic Cigarettes, Cigarettes and Tobacco Product Design: Integrating Science for Tobacco Product Assessment
Dr. Peter Shields, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - The James

September 14

The Role of Confidence in Decision-Making and Action
Dr. Richard Petty, PhD
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

January 19

Fossil Teeth and Neanderthal Biology
Dr. Debra Guatelli-Steinberg, PhD
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
Professor, Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular, Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics
The Ohio State University

January 21

Current Advances in Transoral Robotic Surgery
Enver Ozer, MD
Professor, 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
Professor, 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