Betsy Foxman

bfoxmanDr. Foxman’s research focuses on understanding the transmission of infectious agents, particularly those that can be both commensals and pathogens.  I have over 25 years experience as a researcher in molecular epidemiology, focusing on the transmission, pathogenesis, evolution and ecology of bacteria.  This work includes assembling, testing and analyzing population-based samples using cutting edge laboratory methods, including microarrays, qPCR, genetic sequencing and methods that enable characterization of the microbial community (the microbiome).  Ongoing projects include studies of the oral microbiome and oral health, and of the effects of viral infection on the oral microbiome.