"3 Drug Combinations Appear Effective Against C auris" by Jared Kaltwasser discussed work presented by Thea Brennan-Krohn at ASM Microbe 2019.
BIDMC press release on poster presented by postdoctoral fellow, Thea-Brennan Krohn, at the ASM Microbe Meeting in San Francisco this past weekend!
"Using the inkjet technology to dispense uniform samples of C. auris into each of the 96 wells in a standard lab testing plate, Brennan-Krohn tested 10 combinations against 10 strains of C. auris, a painstaking process that would have taken at least 50 hours if done by hand. It took less than two hours in total using the inkjet dispenser for Brennan-Krohn to find three novel combinations of antifungal and antibacterial drugs that demonstrated activity against this insidious new pathogen."
There is a very fancy drawing of a single cell life form on the slide undoubtedly being compromised by a combination of antimicrobial therapeutics applied in Thea, Liam, and Sarah's experiments!
KP Smith Speaking tomorrow at Harvard Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network as well as Broad Institute collaborator, Alejandro Pironti
KP Smith wins an "Outstanding Abstract Award" otherwise known as the OAA, for his experimental work on the inoculum effect.
The award description on the ASM Microbe 2018 awards website: "Sponsored by ASM and determined by the ASM Microbe Program Committee, these awards highlight outstanding abstracts presented by students, residents, or medical/clinical fellows. All abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered for these awards. Awards will include a cash prize of $200."
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.
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