John G Thomas
West Virginia University
Professor John G. Thomas is recognized as an “International Educator and Global Microbiologist “ (www.globalbugs.com) having lectured in more than 43 countries while a clinical microbiologist in pathology , dentistry and medicine for 51 years , He has over 50 publications , multiple book chapters , significant grant support , pending patents and over 100 posters/abstracts at national and international meetings. His sabbatical at Cardiff University , Wales, UK (2007) was a driving influence . He has been a member of the ADA Scientific Advisory Committee for the last 8 years . As Faculty at 6 Universities during his career , he has received Alumni and University awards for research and International Student Mentoring ; retiring from WVU in 2013 after 23 years as Professor Emeritus , he presently is expanding his research/teaching utilizing the advanced resources of the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh ,PA , Carnagie –Mellon University and Mass. Gen. Hospital , Boston , MA, all under the umbrella of his Global Microbiology Consulting .(www.globalbugs.com)
John G Thomas research emphasizing biofilms and medical devices including endotrachs and the connection between oral diseases, VAP and wound infections (“Intellectual Design”) with the recent integration of micro 3-D- bio Printing using bio-plastics and unique Prebiotics (Therapeutic Bacteria ) for intervention.