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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

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  • 7:00 - 7:15     Maryland Branch business meeting

  • 7:15 - 8:30     Speaker presentation and Q&A



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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Contact the Maryland Branch at to request Zoom Meeting contact information to attend the webinar via web browser, one tap mobile or by dial-in.

Video and audio feeds from attendees will not be active during the webinar; all Q&A will be conducted through the webinar platform’s chat feature with an open discussion after the presentation.

Questions?  Email the Branch at

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