German Vargas-Cuebas

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Germán Vargas-Cuebas
BS, Industrial Microbiology
University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
Mayagüez, PR
Research Technician
Ralph Isberg, PhD, Adviser

 

 

 

The combination of emerging multi-drug resistant (MDR) and pan-drug resistant (PDR) pathogens with the lack of new antibiotic therapies has become a concern of increasing importance in public health. Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified as one of the most important MDR Gram negative pathogens today, showing a broad set of resistance mechanisms. Using genetic approaches and statistical analysis, I will be identifying genes that play a role in these antibiotic resistance mechanisms. This could lead to new targets for novel treatments or help improve currently used antibiotic therapies.

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December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research