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Event Type:  Seminar (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  Targeting Rhizopus virulence traits for novel therapeutic interventions of mucormycosis
Description:  Dr. Ibrahim research program aims at advancing our understanding of pathogenic mechanisms and virulence factors of fungal and bacterial pathogens, and at translating this knowledge into novel strategies to combat infection. His NIAID-funded program to study the role of iron uptake in the pathogenesis of mucormycosis, a devastating invasive fungal infection with mortality rates that exceed 80% despite antifungal therapy, has led to several seminal discoveries on the network of host endothelial and fungal molecular factors that promote fungal invasion, which can be successfully targeted to improve host survival (Ibrahim et al., JCI, 2007; Liu et al., JCI, 2010; Gebremariam et al., JCI, 2014; Gebremariam et al., JCI, 2016). Dr. Ibrahim has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters and review articles, serves as a member of the Pathogenic Eukaryotes NIH Study Section, and has received numerous awards for his outstanding research work.
Series Name:  Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM) Research Seminar
Videocast:  Event will not be videocast
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018   3:00pm - 4:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Ashraf Ibrahim, PhD
Title:   Professor of Medicine
Organization:   David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
City/Province:   Los Angeles
State:   California

Organization(s):  Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Lipsett Amphitheatre
Street Address:  10 Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Eva Portillo
Phone:   301.761.7149
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