Chemistry Seminar on Antibiotic Resistance on April 5

Michael Ibba
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Michael Ibba

Professor Michael Ibba of Chapman University will give a virtual seminar titled "Antibiotic resistance: Some new answers for a very old question" on Zoom from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, April 5. The talk is free and open to the public.

Ibba is the dean of Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University and also maintains a research group at the Ohio State University, where he is a professor of microbiology. Ibba previously was the chair of the Microbiology Department and served as the associate director for the Infectious Disease Institute at the Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and applied molecular biology from the University of Manchester and came to the United States as an associate research scientist at Yale University. He serves as a member of the National Science Foundation Federal Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (BIO-AC) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Ibba's research is directed towards understanding the mechanisms that determine how cells ensure the accurate translation of the genetic code, and how changes in the underlying processes impact cellular health, contribute to microbial pathogenesis and disease and impact antibiotic resistance. In the seminar, he will present recent work from his lab on how changes in translation fidelity and regulation impact both short-term antibiotic persistence and long-term antibiotic resistance, with important implications for future drug development.

To attend the seminar, please visit the Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 844 9465 3395
Passcode: 51253249

Contacts

Megan Parette, communications officer
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
479-575-4601, mbparett@uark.edu

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