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From the Soil to the Clinic: How Infection-Causing Microbes Thrive Without Oxygen
Chronic infections cause major harm in humans: they can destroy the lungs of individuals living with cystic fibrosis or lead to limb amputations in diabetics whose wounds fail to heal. The common connection among these chronic infections is the types of microbes that cause them. Such microbes often hail from the soil, where they typically grow slowly and cope with large fluctuations in oxygen concentrations. In the body, their ability to survive in the absence of oxygen renders them difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics.

In this lecture, Newman will explain how her lab is characterizing the microenvironments and metabolic states of these pathogens, mindful of their soil origins, in order to understand not only how they survive in their oxygen-limited environments, but also how to develop new and more effective therapeutic approaches

This event is free and open to the public.

May 12, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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