Postdoctoral fellow, Jennifer Tsang, publishes a commentary titled "Horizontal Gene Transfer as a Global Mediator of Antimicrobial Resistance" In Post Doc Journal. In the review, she discusses recent evidence for marine environments as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance genes and a One Health concept of antimicrobial resistance.
The 2016 BAARN Meeting will be held the day before the ASM General Meeting (June 15, 2016) at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference Center in Somerville, MA. I will be presenting some of our work validating novel technology to advance clinical microbiology diagnostics and support introduction of novel antimicrobials into clinical care. The 2016 BAARN Meeting Program includes a mix of speakers representing perspectives of academia, biotech, pharma, government (NIAID, FDA, BARDA), clinicians, and investors.
Lucius Chiaraviglio's manuscript continues to be featured on the home page of Assay and Drug Development Technologies! PMCID link: "Evaluation of impermeant, DNA-binding dye fluorescence as a real-time readout of eukaryotic cell toxicity in a high throughput screening format."
Congratulations to KP Smith on having his manuscript accepted today by Assay and Drug Development Technologies describing high throughput screening methods to identify novel antimicrobials targeting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Will add some of the exciting results to the main webpage soon.
Updates on lab activities