TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Continuing the Spring 2012 Science and Technology Seminar Series, an expert on microbiology will give a lecture at Northeastern State University on March 13.
Speaking is Dr. Marianna Patrauchan of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Oklahoma State University on the topic "Calcium Triggers Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in a Human Pathogen Pseudomonas Aeruginosa."
As part of her research, Patrauchan studies the physiology of biofilms, including P. aeruginosa – a hardy pathogen associated with chronic and acute infections of lungs, urinary tract, bloodstream and surgical sites. Patrauchan researches its virulence, and the environmental signals and mechanisms enabling bacteria to switch from a free-living to a more resistant attached biofilm lifestyle.
She is particularly interested in the role of calcium in regulating essential processes and cell signaling.
The Science and Technology Seminar Series is arranged by Dr. John de Banzie, professor of biology.
The seminar is in the Science building, Room 160, at 3 p.m. For more information contact de Banzie at 918-444-3828.
Published: 3/7/2013 1:47:48 PM