54 minutes | Nov 21, 2019

121: Microbial Interkingdom Interactions with Deb Hogan

Microbial interactions drive microbial evolution, and in a polymicrobial infection, these interactions can determine patient outcome. Deb Hogan talks about her research on interkingdom interactions between the bacterium Pseudomonas and the fungus Candida, 2 organisms that can cause serious illness in cystic fibrosis patients’ lung infections. Her research aims to better characterize these interactions and to develop better diagnostic tools for assessing disease progression and treatment. Links for this Episode: Deb Hogan Lab Website Demers EG et al. Evolution of Drug Resistance in an Antifungal-Naive Chronic Candida lusitaniae Infection. PNAS. 2018. Lewis KA et al. Ethanol Decreases Pseudomonas aeruginosa Flagella Motility through the Regulation of Flagellar Stators. Journal of Bacteriology. 2019. Gifford AH et al. Use of a Multiplex Transcript Method for Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Gene Expression Profiles in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung. Infection and Immunity. 2016. Grahl N et al. Profiling of Bacterial and Fungal Microbial Communities in Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Using RNA. mSphere. 2018. Microbiology Resource of the Month: The Aeminium ludgeri Genome Sequence HOM Tidbit: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065216408705628 HOM Tidbit: The Frozen Potential of Microbial Collections  
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