Lectures and seminars Lunch seminar with James Musser on Microbial Pathogenesis
Welcome to the joint CMM, MTC and CID seminar with James Musser, Houston Methodist Research Institute. Seminar title: Molecular Interrogation of the Many Secret Lives of Streptococcus pyogenes, a Versatile Bacterial Pathogen. Lunch wraps will be served on a first comes first served basis.
James Musser, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas, is a leading bacteriologist in the field of host-pathogen interactions with a focus on group A streptococci and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. His research includes identification of vaccine candidates and virulence factors as well as comparative genomic studies.
Selected recent publications:
Integrated analysis of population genomics, transcriptomics and virulence provides novel insights into Streptococcus pyogenes pathogenesis Kachroo, P.E., … Musser J.M.
Nature Genetics, 2019 ; 51(3) 548-559
Environmental pH and peptide signaling control virulence of Streptococcus pyogenes via a quorum-sensing pathway
Do, H., … Musser JM and Kumaraswami M.
Nature Communications 2019 10(1):2586
Gene fitness landscape of group A streptococcus during necrotizing myositis.
Zhu L, Olsen RJ, Beres SB, Eraso JM, Saavedra MO, Kubiak SL, et al
J. Clin. Invest. 2019 02;129(2):887-901