Clifford J. Beall, MS, PhD

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Clifford Beal
Academic Title
Research Associate Professor
Education

MS/Specialty
University of Sussex, UK, 2001, Intelligent Systems

PhD
Harvard University, 1987, Biological Chemistry

Academic Division
Contact
Phone
Office Address

3189 Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Ave.
43210 OH
United States

Research Summary

The focus of my research is how the collection of microorganisms that inhabit the mouth affect dental health and disease. Although oral microbes have been studied in culture for many years, recent advances in molecular biology and DNA sequencing have allowed the study of previously unknown organisms and whole communities. I am working on several projects in this area, including: (1) Identifying oral bacterial communities by high-throughput sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene, using the information to study polymicrobial infections and acquisition of oral bacteria, (2) Sequencing the genomes of uncultivated oral organisms by single cell techniques, and (3) Extending our current techniques for identifying oral bacteria, which are effective for species, to a more detailed level (i.e. strains).

Dental Emergency Care Clinic

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Student Dental Clinics

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upper Arlington Dental Clinic

Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.