Dexter Corlett, Jamie Emery, Edie Emmings, Andrew R. Etteldorf, Trish Hare, Sean M. Kelly, Ernesto Polania-Gonzalez, Amanda J. d’Almeida present “Combating Antibiotic Resistance” on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Boliou 104.
The declining effectiveness of antibiotics due to resistance is a critical public health crisis. The World Health Organization has identified resistance in every country and attributes it to 23 thousand deaths in the US alone each year. As a result, innovative strategies to restore activity to clinically relevant antibiotics have never been more important. Dr. Gerard Wright has dedicated his career to understanding resistance and discovering new, more robust antibiotic therapies. As the director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University he is one of the leading researchers in antibiotic resistance. Our presentation explores how resistance manifests and highlights several of Wright’s approaches to combatting this resistance.