Thursday, February 7 2019
Room 1005, Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), 950 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
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Mechanisms of Enterococcal Colonization and Genome Defense in the Intestine

Breck A. Duerkop, Ph.D.
Department of Immunology & Microbiology

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

My lab studies the interface between bacteriophages and other mobile DNA elements in Gram-positive enterococci. This seminar will explore how the development of bacteriophage resistance in Enterococcus faecalis influences antibiotic resistance and intestinal colonization. In addition, I will discuss how E. faecalis communities use CRISPR/Cas as a native barrier to conjugative plasmid acquisition in the intestine.

Host: Marvin Whiteley