Minato next NGN Seminar Series speaker, March 21
18 Mar 2012
Yusuke Minato will present “Energy Metabolism Affects Virulence Gene Expression in Vibrio Cholerae” 12:00 p.m. March 21, in 304 Leverton Hall.
Trained as a pharmacist, Minato has focused his research in the field of bacteriology. His strives to understand the mechanisms of virulence gene regulation and multidrug resistance in bacteria and to utilize these insights for developing novel intervention strategies to treat infections. He is a researcher in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Oregon State University.
Minato has identified and characterized several bacterial multidrug efflux pumps that are potentially key factors in multidrug resistance in certain strains of Serratia marcescens, and he has also worked on multidrug efflux pumps from Bacteroides fragilis. At Oregon State University, Minato has started work on virulence gene regulation in Vibrio cholerae where he studies the link between bacterial metabolism and virulence gene expression using V. cholerae as the model system.
All interested faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences