Catherine Jauregui

Assistant Professor

Catherine Jauregui

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School


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

  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 8004

    Topics in Oral Biology 4
  • OBMP 9004

    Topics in Oral Biology IV
  • OBPR 8004

    Topics in Oral Biology IV
  • BMBS 5302

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • RSDM 5511

    Dental Materials
  • BMDM 5702

    Frontiers in Dent/Med Sci II
  • BMHD 5101

    Host Def, Path & Mgt Infect
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • BMNT 5101

    Nutrition and Community Health
  • GDPD 5101

    Professional Dev Foundations I
  • OBMP 9300


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

  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Healthy and Diseased Human Gingiva Support Osteogenesis on Electrospun Polycaprolactone Scaffolds., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Friend or foe? Mitochondria as a pharmacological target in cancer treatment., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Research Interests

I have two main research focus:
The investigation of fluoride resistance in Streptococcus mutans.
The teaching and assesment of Critical Thinking.

College Service

  • DCG Faculty Development committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Advisory Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DCG Curriculum Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee 2017 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AUFS Faculty Development Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Faculty Development committee 2020 - 2023

    Role: Attendee, Meeting