Achilles’ Heel Proteins Controlling the Acinetobacter Cell Envelope – Northeastern University’s Edward Geisinger, MD, PhD
Please join us for this month’s Levy CIMAR Science lunch on a special date, Thursday, November 18th, at noon. We are excited to welcome Edward Geisinger, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern University in Boston and an Affiliate member of the Levy CIMAR. He will present on “Achilles’ Heel Proteins Controlling the Acinetobacter Cell Envelope.”
Dr. Geisinger and his lab aim to understand and combat the bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii, one of the most drug-resistant pathogens known and a major cause of sepsis in hospitals. The lab studies unique strategies used by the pathogen to build and control its cell envelope, which contains critical structures necessary to resist killing by antibiotics and the immune system. This work will guide the development of novel therapeutics that exploit the idiosyncrasies of A. baumannii envelope biology for selective attack on the pathogen.