COBRE/Tropical Medicine SeminarJanuary 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kaka’ako Campus, 651 Ilalo Street, MEB Auditorium (R
"Role of Zinc in Tuberculosis" by Sladjana Prisic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Abstract: 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.
Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research/JABSOM Tropical Medicine, Mānoa Campus