Giancarlo Cuadra
Assistant Professor of Biology
New Science Building 202
484-664-3256
giancarlocuadra@muhlenberg.edu

 

Education

B.A. Binghamton University
Ph.D. Binghamton University

Courses Taught

Principles of Biology III (BIO 152)
Microbiology 
Immunology
Host-Bacteria Interactions

Research Interests

My lab studies host-pathogen interactions in oral bacteria, especially Porphyromonas gingivalis

Publications

Cuadra GA, Frantellizzi AJ, Gaesser KM, Tammariello SP, Ahmed A. Autoinducer-2
detection among commensal oral streptococci is dependent on pH and boric acid. J
Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):492-502. doi: 10.1007/s12275-016-5507-z. Epub 2016 Jun
28. PubMed PMID: 27350615.

Culp DJ, Robinson B, Cash MN, Bhattacharyya I, Stewart C, Cuadra-Saenz G.
Salivary mucin 19 glycoproteins: innate immune functions in Streptococcus
mutans-induced caries in mice and evidence for expression in human saliva. J Biol
Chem. 2015 Jan 30;290(5):2993-3008. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.597906. Epub 2014 Dec
15. PubMed PMID: 25512380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4317041.


Cuadra-Saenz G, Rao DL, Underwood AJ, Belapure SA, Campagna SR, Sun Z,
Tammariello S, Rickard AH. Autoinducer-2 influences interactions amongst pioneer
colonizing streptococci in oral biofilms. Microbiology. 2012 Jul;158(Pt
7):1783-95. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.057182-0. Epub 2012 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 22493304;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3542140.