This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the microbiology and immunology department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.
Bacterial Poison Tipped Daggers: The Acinetobacter Type VI Secretion System
- Summarize the nosocomial risk factors, treatment and pathogenesis of Acinetobacter spp. infection.
- Describe the structure and function of bacterial type VI secretion systems.
- Describe the role that the type VI secretion plays in Acinetobacter spp. biology.
Assistant Professor - Microbiology and Immunology, Des Moines University
- Postdoctoral Scientist, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University, 2009 – 2013
- Ph.D., Microbiology, Iowa State University, 2009
Dr. Carruthers is a new faculty member and researcher here at Des Moines University. He is a microbiologist, and his research focuses on bacterial pathogens.
Dr. Carruthers has extensive experience in bacterial genetics and the study of bacterial pathogens, with emphasis on Gram-negative organisms. His research over the past two years has specifically focused on the role of the type VI secretion system in Acinetobacter spp. biology.
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