Creighton University/Dept of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Nancy D. Hanson is Professor and Director of the Center for Research in Anti-Infectives and Biotechnology in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University. Her area of expertise is the study of molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative organisms. Her research explores many aspects of antibiotic resistance mechanisms including: 1) identification of the selective pressures required for the emergence of resistance, 2) regulation of gene and protein expression involved in resistant phenotypes, 3) metabolic pathways leading to antibiotic tolerance in Enterobacteriaceae, and 4) the development of molecular-based diagnostic tests that can be used by laboratories to detect resistance targets in clinical isolates. Dr. Hanson has published over 80 journal articles and holds 8 patents regarding molecular diagnostics. Dr. Hanson has received several awards and acknowledgements throughout her career including Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation researcher of the year, appointed to the steering committee by the American Academy of Microbiology for the international colloquium on antibiotic resistance, recipient of the Distinguished Research Career Award from Creighton University School of Medicine, American Society of Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer, Keynote speaker for the Opening of the Australian Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology, and Recipient of Researcher of the Year for Health Sciences for Creighton University, 2017, and Graduate Mentor of the year, 2019.
Disclosure: Streck (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support, I have licensed patents with this company and this company has a product on the market regarding the detection of AmpC beta-lactamases. AmpC is the topic of my talk, Other Financial or Material Support
Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:00am – 12:15pm EDT