GEM Work-in-Progress Talk: "Polymicrobial interactions in the catheterized urinary tract"

Monday, November 23, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online presentation
Free and open to the public
Chelsie Armbruster, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence(GEM), Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)

Please join us on Monday, November 23rd for a GEM Work-in-Progress talk presented by Chelsie Armbruster, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

To Join The Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 996 7454 6139 Passcode: 315078

"Polymicrobial interactions in the catheterized urinary tract"

Chelsie Armbruster, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed her doctoral studies in the lab of Dr. W. Edward Swords at Wake Forest University, and her postdoctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Harry Mobley at the University of Michigan. Her lab focuses on combining basic science techniques with patient-oriented research to investigate the consequences of polymicrobial urine colonization, particularly in catheterized nursing home residents. The goal of this research is to identify the bacterial species (or combinations of species) most likely to cause symptomatic infection and adverse outcomes in patients, and to utilize an experimental model of infection to identify microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions that contribute to disease severity and have the potential to be targeted for prevention or disruption of severe disease.

These informal talks are part of the GEM Work-in-Progress series held at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month. Talks will take place remotely, via Zoom or Webex. The speaker schedule is available on the GEM website: www.buffalo.edu/gem.

GEM is currently seeking faculty and student speakers for our Spring 2021 series! If you would like to present at a GEM Work-in-Progress session, please let us know (coe-gem@buffalo.edu) and we will get you onto the schedule.



For more information, contact:

Sara Thomas
Email: msthomas@buffalo.edu