William Spencer

William Spencer2010 Summer Research Student

Class of 2014, University of Florida College of Dentistry

William Spencer graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology. As an incoming first year dental student, he was selected to participate in the Summer Research Program. He worked with Dr. Luciana Shaddox on a project comparing the inflammatory response to health and disease associated biofilm stimulation in African-American children with localized aggressive periodontitis. He presented the results from his project at an international conference and is working on submitting a manuscript on this work to a peer–reviewed journal.

Currently, William is in the DMD program at the University of Florida and will graduate in 2014.


  1. 2nd place in the AADR Student Association Competition (April 2011)
  2. 3rd place in the DMD Division-Clinical Science Category Oral Presentation, Spring Synergy & Research Day, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL (April, 2011)


  1. W. Spencer III, L.M. Shaddox, S.M. Wallet and N. Calderon. “Evaluation of Inflammatory Response of Aggressive Periodontitis Patients after Stimulation by Healthy and Diseased Biofilms” (submitted to Journal of Dental Research)

Poster Presentations:

  1. W. Spencer III, L.M. Shaddox, S.M. Wallet and N. Calderon. “Aggressive Periodontitis Inflammatory Response upon Healthy and Diseased Biofilm Stimulation” International Association for Dental Research. San Diego, CA (March 2011)