I am very grateful to have been invited to RIT to talk about my work on antimicrobial resistance within the Neisseria! I was able to spend a few days learning about the School of Life Sciences, and the exciting research conducted by faculty and students in the department. Their innovative approaches to experiential hands-on learning in the classroom were awesome to learn about, and something that I would like to model in my own future teaching!
I feel so honored to have been selected to participate in the inaugural UR Stars Program at the University of Rochester! It was wonderful connecting with old friends and meeting new ones; while learning about opportunities at the university and the history of Rochester. Special thanks to the UR Faculty Development and Diversity Office for hosting this program.
I am very excited to hear about the FDA's new and ongoing activities to support good antimicrobial stewardship in human medicine and animal agricultural settings, and their support of antibiotic research and development. Should be an insightful panel discussion! Tune in TODAY! (https://www.pewtrusts.org/about/events/2018/fda-unveils-plan-to-combat-antibiotic-resistance) #FDAatPew
What a great day at the DATA-POWERED STRATEGIES TO COUNTERACT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE #dataAMR18 conference hosted at the Harvard Medical School! There is so much exciting work being done to fight resistance from the development of paper-based diagnostics that can detect single-SNP variants, to high-throughput screens for novel antimicrobial compounds, to real-time genome-sequencing and resistance prediction. Development of these diverse arms of research, and complementary implementation of them in the future, will be critical to stemming the emergence and spread of resistance!
The Grad lab is back from our annual retreat, this time in Shrewsbury VT! Fresh air, a mountain hike, and discovering the "ice rocks" of the area was truly a spectacular experience. What a great group of people to be a part of. Now back to the lab!