Postdoctoral Fellow Yoon-Suk Kang's Brucella chemical genetics screen early release today in Infection and Immunity
Congratulations to Yoon-Suk on his latest Brucella neotomae manuscript: "A chemical genetics screen reveals influence of p38 map kinase and autophagy on phagosome development and intracellular replication of Brucella neotomae in macrophages"
A primer on use of inkjet printing and time-kill studies for combination antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Adopted by the CDC .in their Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network based on our prior publications in Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy for testing of aztreonam/ceftazidime-avibactam combination activity using inkjet printing. We provide a step by step video demonstration of assay setup in the Journal of Visualized Experimentation. Link to article landing page (PDF protocol access and video), "Antimicrobial Synergy Testing by the Inkjet Printer-assisted Automated Checkerboard Array and the Manual Time-kill Method" by Thea Brennan-Krohn and James E. Kirby.
Congratulions to postdoctoral fellow, KP Smith, for being selected for the Paul E Strandjord Young Investigator Award
KP's abstract was selected for the Paul E Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS). He will be given an oral presentation at the ACLPS annual meeting this coming June. ACLPS is the organization that represents and promotes the discipline of academic clinical pathologists. Congratulations KP!
ASM has reorganized their website. Their blogs are now impossible to find, They are now organized under author pages. Blogs from current and former research and/or clinical fellows:
KP Smith's blogs can be found at: www.asm.org/Biographies/Kenneth-(K-P-)-Smith
Rose Lee's blogs can be found at: www.asm.org/Biographies/Rose-Lee
Thea Brennan-Krohn's blogs can be found at: www.asm.org/Biographies/Thea-Brennan-Krohn
Jennifer Tsang's blogs can be found at: www.asm.org/Biographies/Jennifer-Tsang
We will be describing our MAST platform for rapid AST diagnostics along with several longitude prize contenders at BU Law School followed by question and answer period. Tomorrow. Looking forward to feedback. Will be attending along with colleague, Ramy Arnaout from our extended rapid AST research group.
Great week for graduate school/medical school admissions (congratulations to Liam Friar and Matthew Ware)
Congratulations to Matt on admission to medical school and Liam for admission to graduate school!!!
Notice of award to collaboratively explore structure-function of a long ignored natural product. Updates soon! Multi-PI grants are fun!
Notice of award to collaboratively explore structure-function of a long forgotten natural product. Updates soon! Multi-PI grants are fun!
Working with Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Public Health students to develop a business plan for rapid diagnostic technologies being develop in the research laboratory. More information about the course at: https://lish.harvard.edu/lab-market.
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