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Department of Microbiology-Immunoogy: Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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 - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Patrick Woida   312.503.2162

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title: The Battle of Nutrients at the Host-Pathogen Interface

Speaker: Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH, Vanderbilt University

Host: Bacteriology Graduate Students and Postdocs, Patrick Woida, Coordinator


All cells require nutrient metal to carry out essential biochemical processes. This requirement is something that the vertebrate immune system has exploited as a strategy to defend against infection by restricting microbial access to nutrient metal in a process called “nutritional immunity”. Bacterial pathogens have evolved elaborate mechanisms to circumvent nutritional immunity and acquire metal during infection. In this talk I will discuss how bacterial pathogens evade nutritional immunity to cause infection.

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