SIU SDM's Gillespie Named Associate Editor of Anaerobe

Anaerobe has selected Dr. Jane Gillespie, professor of microbiology at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, as associate editor of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

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It is an honor to be considered worthy of this task which requires both expertise in the discipline and sound judgment in determining what new knowledge will be disseminated.

Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

Anaerobe has selected Dr. Jane Gillespie, professor of microbiology at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, as associate editor of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Anaerobe is the official journal of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas and the Japanese Association for Anaerobic Infection Research.

Anaerobe is the leading scientific journal focused on bacteria and other organisms that live in anaerobic conditions, i.e., in the absence of oxygen. The journal has high relevance to dentistry, since most dental infections occur in either anaerobic or low oxygen environments.

Anaerobe publishes articles, notes and case reports in these categories: Anaerobes in the Microbiome, Clostridium difficile, Clinical Microbiology, Pathogenesis and Toxins, and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Gillespie will serve as associate editor for Molecular Biology and Genetics.

A member of the editorial board since its founding in 1996, Gillespie is proud to be named associate editor.

“The journal articles reporting original, peer-reviewed research gradually, and sometimes dramatically, impact a field of study,” said Gillespie. “Therefore, it is an honor to be considered worthy of this task which requires both expertise in the discipline and sound judgment in determining what new knowledge will be disseminated. It is also an opportunity to continue to learn and remain current in my field.”

Gillespie earned a bachelor of science in microbiology from Texas Tech University, and a master's in microbiology and doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of New Mexico. She completed post-doctoral training in dental research at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and The State University of New York at Buffalo. Gillespie has also served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics, Journal of Dental Education and other microbiology journals.

She became a faculty member with the SIU School of Dental Medicine in 1997.

The SIU School of Dental Medicine students manage approximately 35,000 patient visits each year at its patient clinics in Alton and East St. Louis. In addition, students offer oral health treatment, screenings and education to more than 10,000 people annually through a wide variety of off-campus community outreach events. These opportunities provide students the training they need to graduate and become highly skilled dentists. The School of Dental Medicine is a vital oral health care provider for residents of southern and central Illinois, and the St. Louis metropolitan region.


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