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MRSA bacteria

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Lance Price, Ph.D., will review the science behind Livestock-associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) from the United States and Europe.

Dr. Price will also discuss his work using whole genome sequence analysis to better understand one of the fastest emerging LA-MRSA strains, ST398.

Dr. Price’s lecture, titled “Livestock-associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA): An Emerging Threat?”  will be held from 4:00–5:00 p.m.  at the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) Auditorium in College Station.

A reception will follow the lecture in the TIPS lobby.

TIPS is located at 800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy., Bldg. 1904, on the west campus of Texas A&M University. Parking is available in TIPS lot 101.

Dr. Price currently serves as the director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) North’s Center for Microbiomics and Human Health in Arizona and is developing cutting-edge methods for characterizing the microbial communities that form the human microbiome—all of the bacteria that exist on and in the human body.  His research will eventually lead to a better understanding of the human body’s microbial ecosystem and its relationship to our health.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and TIPS.  For more information, contact Marcia Wenck at (979) 845-3374 or marcia-s-wenck@tamu.edu.

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