Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

TOPIC: "DNA uptake: the Achilles Heel of Neisseria gonorrhoeae"
SPEAKER: Magdalene So, PhD

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

About the Speaker
Magdalene So, PhD, is a Professor in the Immunobiology Department and a member of the BIO5 Institute. Her research focuses on Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis. Using genetics, genomics, biochemistry, and high resolution imaging, she seeks to understand the mechanisms by which these pathogens establish asymptomatic infection. Her interest now includes commensal Neisseria, and she seeks to understand how commensal and pathogenic Neisseria interact on mucosal surfaces.

This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health-care professionals.

CONTACT: Carolyn Bothwell, (520) 626-6405 or

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