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Tuesday, May 14 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Microbial Disease FILLING

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Chronic infections are characterized by multicellular sessile microbial communities (biofilms) where single cells cooperate to sense and respond to their environments. Bacteria in this mode of growth are recalcitrant to antibiotic therapy, posing a major challenge to modern medicine. The panelists will introduce cell-cell communication within biofilms, present the development of genomic-based technology to capture and understand gene regulation in pathogens, and discuss state-of-the-art treatments such as perfluorocarbon emulsions and microbiome manipulation.

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Luisa Hiller

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Luisa Hiller is an Associate Professor and the Eberly Family Career Development Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her area of focus is microbial pathogenesis. Her work has contributed to our understanding of pneumococcal strain diversity... Read More →
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Joel McManus

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Joel McManus is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. His laboratory studies mechanisms and evolution of gene expression in fungi and mammals, including regulation of mRNA translation in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans during infection... Read More →
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Dr. Kieth E. Cook

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Cook is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also serves as the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies and the Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative.  Dr Cook has 25 years of experience in the design, development, and... Read More →
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Michael J. Morowitz

Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Michael J. Morowitz, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The Morowitz laboratory... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213