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“Genomic Epidemiology and Evolution of Drug Resistance in Candida auris” — Brown University’s Christina Cuomo, PhD

Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Hybrid: In-Person and Zoom (Audience limited to Tufts Members and Affiliates; please contact CIMAR@tufts.edu for more details.)
Levy CIMAR Science Lunch

Please join us for a seminar from Brown University’s Christina Cuomo, PhD, a Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology who works to identify mechanisms of virulence and drug resistance that can be used to guide and refine treatment decisions. Dr. Cuomo will present on “Genomic Epidemiology and Evolution of Drug Resistance in Candida auris” on Thursday, March 28th, at 12 noon both in person and by Zoom (details to come).

Dr. Cuomo and team utilize genomic approaches to study the evolution of human fungal pathogenic species, taking comparative, population genomic, and microevolutionary approaches to identify genes and variants associated with phenotypes linked to virulence and drug resistance and to characterize how genome structure evolves.

Dr. Cuomo is also the Director of the Fungal Genomics Group and Associate Director in the Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Cuomo’s work at the Broad has led to major insights into the unique features of pathogenic species, how genomes evolve, variation with pathogen populations, antifungal drug resistance, and genes involved in host interaction.

You can learn more about her research here and here.