Lin Tao, PhD, DDS

UICollaboratory Profile

Education & Career

  • Beijing Medical University, China, DDS, 1978
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China, MS (Oral Medicine), 1981
  • University of Connecticut, PhD (Oral Biology), 1989
  • University of Oklahoma, Postdoc (Bacterial Genetics), 1991

Research Interests

Dr. Tao is interested in studying the role of interaction between bacteria and viruses in the health of the human hosts, women and infants in particular.

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Gravett MG, Jin L, Pavlova SI, Tao L. Lactobacillus and Pediococcus species richness and relative abundance in the vagina of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). J Med Primatol. 2012 Jun;41(3):183-90

Tao L, Pavlova SI, Ji X, Jin L, Spear G. 2011. A novel plasmid for delivering genes into mammalian cells with noninvasive food and commensal lactic acid bacteria. Plasmid. 65:8-14.

Jin L, Hinde K, Tao L. 2011. Species diversity and relative abundance of lactic acid bacteria in the milk of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). J Med Primatol. 40:52-8.

Schwartz J, Pavlova S, Kolokythas A, Lugakingira M, Tao L, Miloro M. Streptococci-Human Papilloma Virus Interaction With Ethanol Exposure Leads to Keratinocyte Damage. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Vesper BJ, Jawdi A, Altman KW, Haines GK 3rd, Tao L, Radosevich JA. 2009. The effect of proton pump inhibitors on the human microbiota. Curr Drug Metab. 10:84-89.