Seminar - Diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis airways

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
presents a seminar by:
Shawn Clark
2016 Canadian Society of Microbiologists Graduate Ambassador Award Recipient - Dr. David Hwang and Dr. David Guttman Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis airways

Abstract: The opportunistic bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes fatal pulmonary infections in individuals with the genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF). Phenotypic and genetic diversity are features of P. aeruginosa populations during chronic infection. However, little is known about how this diversity impacts factors such as antimicrobial resistance and patient clinical outcome. Here, I will discuss how we have coupled culture-dependent and -independent methods to characterize a P. aeruginosa population in an adult with CF and identified novel mutations in a key pathoadaptive target involved in antimicrobial resistance. 

Sponsored by:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Life Sciences Centre, LSC 3
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Hosted by
Dr. Michael Gold &
Dr. Parvin Bolourani