Catherine Jauregui


Catherine Jauregui


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology



I am an oral microbiologist, and my research focuses on the interactions of bacteria with host cells. My teaching is very important to me also.

  • (706) 721-2033
  • CL 2118


  • Ph.D., Microbiology, General University of Bristol, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • DMIC 5001

    Oral Microbiology and Infectio
  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology
  • DMIC 5002

    Oral Microbiology and Infectio

Teaching Interests

I believe strongly in facilitating student self-driven learning and developing their ability to think for themselves. Student engagement is also of high concern, and finding new and improved ways to increase class interaction is a top priority


Selected Recent Publications

  • The Complexity of DEK Signaling in Cancer Progression., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Targeting autophagy as a strategy for drug discovery and therapeutic modulation., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Establishment and characterization of a telomerase immortalized human gingival epithelial cell line., 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Differential interactions of Streptococcus gordonii and Staphylococcus aureus with cultured osteoblasts., 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Suppression of T-cell chemokines by Porphyromonas gingivalis., 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My current research investigates how oral bacteria may impact oral cancer stem cells, and how that may affect disease progression in the host. A different project aims to elucidate whether antimicrobial resistant organisms persist in a clinical setting, focusing on light handles. Both projects involve collaborations with fellow Faculty members, both within the Department of Oral Biology and clinicians from DCG.

College Service

  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member