Isberg Lab uncovers mechanisms of Actinobactor resistance
A paper from the Isberg lab examined virulence mechanisms in Actinobactor baumannii, an important cause of multi-drug resistant infections that can be acquired in hospitals and other settings. The work was published in PLoS Pathogens this week.
Geisinger E, Mortman NJ, Vargas-Cuebas G, Tai AK, Isberg RR. 2018. A global regulatory system links virulence and antibiotic resistance to envelope homeostasis in Acinetobacter baumannii. PLoS Pathog. Epub May 24, 2018.
Authors who contributed to the work include: Edward Geisinger,a former postdoc in the Isberg Lab, who is now Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern University; Nadav Mortman, a graduate of the TUSM MBS program and technician in the Isberg lab; Germán Vargas-Cuebas, a former PREP Scholar and technician in the Isberg Lab and Albert Tai,Research Assistant Professor of Immunology at TUSM.
This work was featured in a piece online by Fierce Biotech.