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Research in Progress

A monthly talk series emphasizing graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and junior faculty actively working on an antimicrobial resistance project. These talks are intended to be works in progress, yet to be published work with the intention of gathering feedback and new ideas from this forum. Re-launched in January 2022, CHARM Research in Progress are held monthly on Thursdays virtually via Zoom from 9am  - 10am. Once campus restrictions allow, in person in BRF2 4103 will be added.

Missed the April 28th seminars? 

Watch the recording here:

Join us at 9AM March 31 here

Claudia Ramirez, MD 

Saima Aslam, MD Lab

Talk Title: 

"Transplant Infectious Diseases Research: HCV+ Organ Transplantation Prophylaxis and Study of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation in LVAD infections"

Sarah Ardell 

Sergey Kryazhimskiy, PhD Lab

Talk Title: 

"The Population Genetics of Collateral Resistance and Sensitivity"

Join us at 9AM Thursday April 28 here

Francisco Guerra, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Winzeler, PHD Lab 

Talk Title: " Discovering novel chemoprophylatic and chemotherapeutic antimalarials"

Samuel Penziner, MD

David Pride, MD, PhD Lab

Talk Title: "Research on Phage Therapy against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria"

Join us at 9AM Thursday May 26 here

Jocelyn Keehner, MD

Francisca Torriani, MD Lab 

Talk Title: "TBD" 

Sydney Morrill

Amanda Lewis, PhD Lab

Talk Title: "TBD"

Join us at 9AM Thursday June 23 here

Gregory Walker, PhD

Manuela Raffatellu, MD Lab 

Talk Title: "TBD

Sydney Ramirez, MD, PhD 

Shane Crotty, PhD Lab 

Talk Title: "TBD"

Previous Research in Progress

November 2019






​Xiaoli Wei, PhD
​Romana Gerner, MD, PhD

​Liangfang Zhang Lab
​Manuela Raffatellu Lab
​"Multiantigenic Nanotoxoid for Antivirulence Vaccination against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria"
​"Siderophore immunization as a novel strategy to target enteric pathogens"


December 2019





​Da Shi
​Katherine Bauman
​Ruben Abagyan Lab
​Bradley Moore Lab
"First molecules targeting RfaH, a two-faced bacterial transcription processivity factor"
​"Refactoring a cryptic biosynthetic gene cluster to produce unusual streptophenazine antibiotics"


February 2020





​Lisa Marotz
​Alison Vrbanac

Karsten Zengler & Rob Knight Labs​ ​Rob Knight & Victor Nizet Labs
​"Why drool rules: using saliva to probe the human microbiome"
​"Organism-wide changes in the Metabolome and Microbiome following a single dose of Antibiotics"


March 2020




​Andrés Valderrama, PhD
​Vladimir Lazetic, D.V.M, PhD


Victor Nizet Lab
​​Emily Troemel Lab
​"Pro-Active Genetics: a CRISPR/Cas9-based Gene Drive System in Bacteria"
"The Role of the bZIP Transcription Factor ZIP-1 in the Intracellular Pathogen Response of C. elegans"​