Dr. Spatafora
Professor of Biology, Middlebury College
276 Bicentennial Way, MBH354
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Email: spatafor@middlebury.edu

(802) 443-5431

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

Professional Experience:
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.

Professional Affiliations:
American Society for Microbiology
International Association for Dental Research
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Professional Honors:
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.