TBA – Northeastern University’s Edward Geisinger, MD, PhD
Edward Geisinger, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern University in Boston and an Affiliate member of the Levy CIMAR, will present for our June 2021 Science Lunch. Check back soon for more information on the talk.
Dr. Geisinger and his lab investigate the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance and disease development in infections with hospital-acquired pathogens. Their primary focus is the troublesome microbe Acinetobacter baumannii, a frequent cause of pneumonia and sepsis in intensive care units that has developed resistance to virtually all clinically useful antibiotics. The team examine unique strategies used by the pathogen to build and fortify its cell envelope, including regulatory networks hardwired to amplify resistance and virulence upon detection of antimicrobial stress. They employ a variety of tools ranging from systems biology and molecular genetics to animal models of infection. Long-term, Dr. Geisinger and his group will exploit these strategies as targets for novel therapies against nosocomial diseases.