Nicole Gilbert, PhD
Instructor in Ob & Gyn
- BS, Cellular/Molecular Biology and Chemistry: Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, NE (2005)
- PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2011)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2016)
Dr. Gilbert has been interested in addressing scientific questions related to the molecular and cellular interactions between the host and pathogen. She is trained in a wide range of disciplines, including genetics, biochemistry, proteomics and molecular biology. Currently, she focuses on the application of her knowledge to the development of novel experimental model systems to investigate bacterial pathogenesis in the female urinary and reproductive tracts.
Dr. Gilbert’s studies have made a significant contribution to the field of bacterial vaginosis (BV) research, developing the first murine model shown to display key features of this common vaginal dysbiosis. Her research continues to build on this model and apply it to questions regarding how polymicrobial interactions in the vaginal and urinary econiche contribute to disease states.