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M-I Dept. Seminar Series / Inhibiting the Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, SQBRC Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

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

Contact: Cynthia Naugles   (312) 503-0489

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title: Inhibiting the Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance

Speaker:  Houra Merrikh, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University


Antimicrobial resistance rapidly develops against almost all available therapeutics. New antibiotics target essential processes in bacteria but fail to address the root of the problem: mutagenesis and evolution. We recently proposed that inhibiting the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial evolution is the ultimate solution to preventing drug resistance development. In my seminar, I will discuss our progress on this topic and introduce the first anti-evolution drug that directly targets a critical bacterial mutagenesis mechanism that drives antibiotic resistance development.

Host:  Dept of Microbiogy-Immunolgy Bacteriology Postdoctoral Trainees and Graduate Students (coordinating host, Wendy Geslewitz)

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