Divya is freshman at Northeastern University and will be joining the laboratory to study novel antimicrobial treatment strategies. Her first project will involve collaboration with our Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School pathology colleague, Anders Berg.
Thea was awarded an Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Research Grant to study antimicrobial synergy against multidrug-resistant pathogens!
"These grants are for research relevant to clinical laboratory science, clinical pathology, and laboratory medicine. Proposed research may be clinical, translational, basic science, quality improvement, and/or regulatory.
As this grant program is designed for young investigators, grant recipients must either be in training (residency and/or clinical or research fellowship) OR less than three years after their first faculty appointment (any level) at the time of application" . (quoted from: http://www.aclps.org/grant.html)
In the past, there have been only three such awards given nationally in a given year.
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.
Congratulations to Thea Brennan-Krohn for passing her ABMM exam and becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology
The full title of the blog is: "Microbial Menagerie, Exploring the Microbial World Around Us." Recent posts discucss Helicobacter pylori, microbes found in indoor environements, and the microbiology of sourdough!
Also see the latest post on plasmid-mediated colistin resistance.
Postdoctoral fellow, Jennifer Tsang, discusses advances in defining the minimal bacterial genome in Post Doc Journal
Her article is titled "Shrinking the Bacterial Genome".
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.
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