Role of Zinc in Tuberculosis
Date/Time: 18 January 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Sladjana Prisic, Ph.D.
Speaker Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building, Room 315
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Description: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, encounters varied zinc concentrations during infection. We hypothesize that changes in zinc availability have a dramatic impact on bacterial physiology and thus create distinct bacterial subpopulations. Our goal is to understand a role of zinc in pathogenesis, which will allow new treatment options.
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