CFTRc seminar - Dr. Jennifer Bomberger


3655 Promenade Sir William Osler McIntyre Building, Room 1012


Dr. Jennifer Bomberger

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Talk title: ‘’Complex communities: decoding microbial interactions in the cystic fibrosis respiratory tract’’


Polymicrobial infections frequently occur in the CF respiratory tract, but the underlying mechanisms of how viral-bacterial interactions mediate pathogenesis remain poorly understood. In CF patients, clinical observations link the acquisition of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection with seasonal respiratory virus infections (notably, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus and influenza A). Our research aims to improve our understanding of the mechanisms by which respiratory viral infections alter host immunity to support chronic bacterial infections, with the long-term goal of identifying new therapeutic targets to prevent chronic P. aeruginosa infections in the CF respiratory tract.


This seminar will be given online via Zoom. Details in attached poster.

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McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.



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