Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Megan Nas

When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dr. Nicholas Cianciotto   312.503.0385

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminar Series

"Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Virulence:  Siderophore Production and Type IV Secretion"

Megan Nas - Northwestern University, Driskill Gradute Program (DGP)


Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a gram negative multi drug resistant bacterium is increasingly being recognized as an important opportunistic and nosocomial pathogen. Despite the rise in incidence of S. maltophilia infection, there is very little known about its virulence. Exploring two facets of S. maltophilia virulence, siderophore production and type IV secretion, is critical to achieving full understanding of S. maltophilia pathogenesis and ultimately to developing antibiotic targets agains this infection of increasing significance. Pursing work on both virulence mechanisms can contribute to the characterization of novel factors in bacterial virulence, namely an unidentified siderophore and T4SS effector.

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