Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Project title: Molecular mechanisms of hypervirulence in antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Project Description:
Antibiotic development has stalled during a time when antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming increasingly more prevalent and dangerous to human health. We recently found that some antibiotic resistant bacteria also become deadlier as a result of their antibiotic resistance, even when antibiotics are not being used to treat the infection. The goals of this research are to determine why antibiotic resistant bacteria are deadlier than antibiotic susceptible bacteria and to leverage this information for the development of new therapies to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.