Date: Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 10 am (Manila Time)


Previously within an indigenous Filipino community with a ~50% prevalence of otitis media, we identified an A2ML1 mutation that confers a high risk of otitis media susceptibility and influences the relative abundance of specific bacterial taxa within the middle ear. We hypothesize that the occurrence of Fusobacterium and Porphyromonas in the middle ear may be related to oral cavity pathogens. The webinar will discuss how genomic technologies are being leveraged to address the otitis media burden in this community.


Regie Santos-Cortez, MD PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine, US

About the Speaker

MD, University of the Philippines Manila; Residency, Otorhinolaryngology, Philippine General Hospital; PhD, Genetic Epidemiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam; NIH-funded study (ongoing): DC015004, Otitis media susceptibility and middle ear microbial shifts due to gene variants

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