Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Kimberly A. Kline, MPH, PhD

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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. Hank Seifert   312.503.9788

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings



"Mechanisms of Biofilm-Associated Enterococcus faecalis Infections"


Kimberly A. Kline, PhD - Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Host: Hank Seifert, PhD


The Gram-positive Enterococci are commensal inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as opportunistic nosocomial pathogens associated with endocarditis, urinary tract infections (UTI), and wound infection. Many Enterococcal infections are difficult to treat due to their multi-drug resistance, association with bacterial biofilms, and polymicrobial nature. The goal of our research is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which Enterococcus faecalis interacts with other bacterial species and the host in the context of these polymicrobial, biofilm-associated infections.

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