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Microbiology Interest Group



Friday, October 18

8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast (CHP Atrium)
9:15 amWelcome and Introduction (CHP A105)
Yong-Mei Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MUSC
9:20-11:00 AMShort talks (CHP A105)
    9:20 am“Pathogen identification using mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory”
Richard Drake, PhD
Professor and Director, MUSC Proteomics Center
    9:40 am“Helicobacter pylori-induced post-transcriptional regulation of proton pump expression by miRNA”
Adam Smolka, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, MUSC
    10:00 am

“Complement peptides: an innate immune factor with potent antifungal activity”
Caroline Westwater, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Craniofacial Biology, MUSC

    10:20 am“How Neisseria gonorrhoeae became resistant to third-generation cephalosporins”
Christopher Davies, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MUSC
    10:40 am“Bacteria, burden and bundles: How copper surfaces continuously enhance patient safety”
Michael Schmidt, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC
11:00 amCoffee break (CHP Atrium)
11:30 amKeynote Presentation (CHP A105)
“Staphylococcal biofilm development: It takes a village.”
Kenneth W. Bayles, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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