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Food-borne pathogens topic of lecture
Alison D. O’Brien, chair and professor of microbiology and immunology at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., will lecture on "Profile of Food-borne Pathogens: Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and other Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in 218 Pearson Hall.
The lecture is part of the microbiology department’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Particularly significant is her research on the pathogenesis of deadly Escherichia coli 0157:H7, which can be transmitted through undercooked hamburger.
O’Brien and colleagues have extensively researched various toxins produced by food-borne pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli.
O’Brien received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in medical microbiology from Ohio State University’s School of Medicine. She is editor-in-chief of Infection and Immunity, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
The lecture is free and open to the public. An Ohio Academic Challenge Grant funds the series.
Date Published: 11/07/2002