American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd. FREE WEBINAR
Holes in Your Heart During Pneumonia? Dissecting Pneumococcal Cardioxicity
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:00-8:30 PM
SPEAKER: Carlos Javier Orihuela, PhD
Department of Microbiology,
Director of the UAB Microbiome Center,
and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Orihuela's research focuses on the host-pathogen interactions that underlie development of invasive pneumococcal disease. This includes the role of necroptosis (a pro-inflammatory cell death program) on pulmonary injury during bacterial infection, the molecular basis of cardiac invasion during severe Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, therapeutic drug treatments, and dissecting how the toxin pneumolysin kills lung cells and cardiomyocytes.
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