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John G. Thomas

John G. Thomas

West Virginia University, USA

Professor
Department of Pathology
Tel: 304-293-3204
Fax: 304-293-1627

Biography

Professor Thomas is presently Director of the Biofilm Research Laboratory for Translational Studies in Medicine, Dentistry, and Industry at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, US and Senior Consultant to Clinical Microbiology , WVUH. He created the International Tri-University Biofilm Research Consortium in 2002 to further global investigations and education,initially focusing on VAP and the MV ICU patient highlighting the oral -systemic link. He completed a six month Sabbatical at Cardiff University, School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and has travelled extensively, lecturing in 16 countries, 4 continents and to greater than 15,000 educators and public healthcare providers. He is co-organizer of the First Asia Pacific Biofilm Congress which is to be held in China, Spring 2011. He has published extensively on diverse microbial topics emphasizing oral biofilms and their importance in probiotic management, and their link to systemic diseases , chronic wounds, global antibiotic resistance and recently the tumor –biofilm connection.

Research

Biofilms and Chronic Diseases