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Dr. Purnima Kumar Research Featured in Scientific American

Dr. Kumar's research on the effects of smoking on bacterial acquisition and colonization in oral biofilms was referenced in a Scientific American Article.



The research of Dr. Purnima Kumar, assistant professor in the Division of Periodontology, was featured in Scientific American, one of the leading sources and authorities for science-related information and technological innovations.

The article, "Smoking Messes, Mouth Bacterial Community," addresses the effects of tobacco smoke on healthy bacteria in the mouth. The article refers to research by Kumar published in Infection and Immunity entitled, "Tobacco smoking affects bacterial acquisition and colonization in oral biofilms."  

Read the Scientific American article here.






[March 2012]