Professor of Biology, Middlebury College
276 Bicentennial Way, MBH354
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
B.S. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Psychology 76-80
M.S. University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia Biology '80-'83
Ph.D. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri Biology '83-'88
Post-doc Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Biology '88-'91
Post-doc University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama Microbiology '91-'92
2007-2010: Promotions Committee, Middlebury College, VT.
2004-2007: Chair, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, VT.
2004-present: Professor, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, VT.
1999-2004: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, VT.
1995-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, VT.
1992-1995: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, VT.
1988-1991: NRSA Post Doctoral Fellow, Washington University, Dept. of Biology, St. Louis, MO.
American Society for Microbiology
International Association for Dental Research
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching nominee, Middlebury College, VT, 1999
Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS), Center for Scientific Review, NIH, 2002-2006
American Society for Microbiology Carski Award nominee, 2007-2010
Selected Publications [* denotes current or former Middlebury College undergraduate]:
1. Dunning, D.W.*, L.W. McCall*, W.F. Powell*, W. T. Arscott*, E. M. McConocha*, S. D. Goodman, and G. Spatafora. 2008. SloR modulatioin of the Streptococcus mutans acid tolerance response involves the GcrR response regulator as an essential intermediary. Microbiology 154:1132-43.
2. Senadheera, M.D*, A.W.C. Lee, D.C.I. Huang, G.A. Spatafora, S.D. Goodman, and D.G. Cvitkovitch. 2007. The Streptococcus mutans vicX gene product modulates gtfB/C expression, biofilm formation, genetic competence and oxidative stress tolerance. J. Bacteriol. 189:1451-58.
3. Rolerson, E*, A. Swick*, L. Newlon*, C. Palmer*, Y. Pan*, B. Keeshan*, and G. Spatafora. 2006. The SloR/Dlg metalloregulator modulates Streptococcus mutans virulence gene expression. J. Bacteriol. 188:5033-5044.
4. Senadheera*, M.D., B. Guggenheim, G. Spatafora, C. Huang, J. Choi, D. Hung, J. Treglown, S. Goodman, R. Ellen and D. Cvitkovitch. 2005. A VicR/K signal transduction system in Streptococcus mutans affects gtfB, gtfC and ftf expression, biofilm formation and genetic competence development. J. Bacteriol. 187:4064-4076.
5. Idone*, V., S. Brendtro*, R. Gillespie*, S. Kocaj*, E. Peterson*, M. Rendi*, W. Warren*, S. Michalek, K. Krastel, D. Cvitkovitch and G. Spatafora. 2003. Effect of an orphan response regulator on S. mutans sucrose-dependent adherence and cariogenesis. Infect. Immun. 71:4351-4360.