Microbiology & Immunology

Bacterial Pathogen Journal Club

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us this Friday 4/14 at 3pm in room 5613 MSII. Rebecca Pollet from Nicole Koropatkin's Laboratory will be presenting: "Prophage WO genes recapitulate and enhance Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility" by LePage et al. Nature 9 MARCH 2017 | VOL 543 | p243


The pdf is attached here. Refreshments will be provided by the Koropatkin Lab.  Hope to see you on Friday, April 21st.

Bacterial Pathogenesis Journal Club

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

After a recruiting respite our discussions will resume this Friday February 17 at 3pm in room 5613 MSII.  Matt Hoostal from Tom Schmidt's Laboratory will present: "Proline Metabolism Increases katG Expression and Oxidative Stress Resistance in Escherichia coli" By Zhang et al. J Bacteriol.  Feb 2015 vol. 197 no. 3 p431-440. 

Bacterial Pathogenesis Club

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Our next meeting will be next Friday January 20 at 3pm in 5613 MSII.  Ursula Waack from Maria Sandkvist's Laboratory will present: "Receptor-Mediated Sorting of Typhoid Toxin during Its Export from Salmonella Typhi-Infected Cells" by Chang et al Cell Host Microbe Volume 20, Issue 5, 9 November 2016, Pages 682–689.

Refreshments will be provided by the Sandkvist Lab

Evan Snitkin, PhD

We are interested in the application of innovative computational and experimental approaches to study the epidemiology, evolution and biology of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAI). HAIs affect 5% of hospitalized patients, result in 99,000 deaths and cost $30 billion each year in the United States alone. The impact of HAI is poised to become even greater, as MDR organisms continue to spread, and the number of effective antibiotics dwindles.