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Marilyn C. Roberts, PhD

Office: F-161D Box 357234 Health Sciences Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-8001
Marilyn C. Roberts, PhD
Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry; University of Washington

Dr. Robert's research interests include identification of vancomycin resistant enterococci [VRE] and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] in environmental samples, antibiotic resistance and mercury resistance genes in the environment, the mechanisms of resistance, how resistance spreads through bacterial populations in man and the environment and ultimately, how these genes affect therapy. The laboratory is also interested in antibiotic resistance in oral and urogenital bacteria in general. Another focus is on the oral pathogen Streptococcus mutants and how treatments affect the organism's cariogenic potential, as well as, levels in health and disease.