Welcome to the website of the laboratory of Drs. Ann Griffen and Gene Leys in the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University.

We use an integrated approach that relies on molecular biology, microbiology, and epidemiology to study the molecular and population genetics of oral bacteria.

Check out our research projects here.

Meet the people in the lab here.

See selected publications here.

To participate in our Mother-Child study, click here to access the Facebook page.

Link to our database of 16S rDNA sequences that represent the core oral microbiome is here.