Please welcome Dr. Kelli Palmer from the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas for her seminar presentation of “Omics investigations of multidrug-resistant enterococci” on Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159.
Palmer uses genomic, transcriptomic, and biochemical approaches to study antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. Her research focuses on microorganisms contributing to significant mortality and cost burdens in the health care industry.
Research Interest: “I study antibiotic resistance in, and the in vivo physiology of, pathogenic bacteria. The goals of my research are to: 1) characterize evolutionary and molecular mechanisms contributing to antibiotic resistance in the enterococci and to 2) use in vivorelevant growth substrates to characterize the physiology of pathogenic bacteria, with each of these goals executed with an eye towards novel antimicrobial development.”
Refreshments will be served. The seminar is sponsored by Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine & Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences.