Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics and Policy
School of Pharmacy
- Bacterial resistance and virulence
- host microbial interactions
- host immune response
Research OverviewAnti-Infective Pharmacology Research
Clinicians are faced with an ever-increasing tide of antimicrobial resistance coupled with the dwindling antibiotic development of novel agents to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria, specifically, MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Our laboratory combines a molecular and pharmacological approach to address this therapeutic challenge.
Our group focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of host-microbial interactions during acute and chronic infections with the goal of identifying potential therapeutic target against bacterial virulence or modulation of host response. We will exploit existing therapies with known safety profiles as well as novel therapies in drug development. Our research program encompasses in vitro cellular models of infection, epidemiologic and outcomes studies, and prospective clinical trials.
Annie Wong-Beringer , Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs and Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy