We are delighted that Kate will be joining the laboratory in February as a postdoctoral fellow after obtaining her PhD degree from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently studies protein export and virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the laboratory of Miriam Braunstein.
Thea, KP, Anthony and I will be attending and presenting posters at the 2017 Boston Area Antimicrobial Network Meeting at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Center. We are looking forward to participating.
on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance, September 6-8, 2017. Posters were on apramycin, inkjet printer-based susceptibility testing methodology, and MAST rapid susceptibility technology, respectively.
A thoroughly enjoyable book on the history of antimicrobials. A big thanks to Thea for recommending!
Our work cited in FDA Public Workshop on Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance: Addressing Challenges of Diagnostic Devices, September 13, 2017
In her presentation on "Efforts and Resources for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance," Dr. Jean Patel,, Science Lead, ARX Unit,, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes potential use of digital dispensing inkjet technology for establishing on-demand MIC testing at ALRN labs. Dr. Patel's slide presentation is available from the FDA website.
Congratulations to Thea Brennan-Krohn for passing her ABMM exam and becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology
Posdoctoral Fellow, Thea Brennan-Krohn discusses the meaning of the MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration)
See Thea's featured ASM blog posting titled: "TMI: DECIDING WHETHER TO INCLUDE MIC VALUES IN SUSCEPTIBILITY REPORTS."
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow KP Smith and colleagues for acceptance of SLAS Technology Manuscript
Smith KP, Richmond DL, Brennan-Krohn T, Elliott HL, Kirby JE. Development of MAST: a Microscopy-Based Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Platform. SLAS Technology, In press.
Use of inkjet printing, advanced imaging, and machine learning to achieve reference standard, microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing readout in two hours with off-the-shelf supplies. For any antimicrobial at will.
Update: Now Published On-Line in SLAS Technology Website!