Lauren O. Bakaletz, PhD

Lauren Bakaletz

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Biography
Lauren O. Bakaletz, PhD, is a principal investigator in and the director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The research program of the Bakaletz Lab is focused on determining the molecular mechanisms that underlie polymicrobial infections of the respiratory tract, with a primary emphasis on otitis media or middle ear infections, a highly prevalent pediatric disease worldwide.
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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • College of Medicine Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University, 2013 - Present
  • Director, Executive Committee, International Society for Otitis Media (ISOM), 2012 - Present
  • National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health, 2010 - 2014
  • Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity, 2008 - 2016
  • Tillie E. Coleman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2006 - Present
Professional Experience

2008 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University, Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology

2007 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University, Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

2007 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Vice President for Basic Science Research

2006 - 2007 Vice President for Basic Science Research, Columbus Children's Research Institute

2000 - 2007 Children's Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

1998 - 2000 Children's Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

1993 - 1998 The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology

1985 - 1986 The Ohio State University, Post-doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Otolaryngology

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