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Jan
14
2020

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

Description:

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

Topic:

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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