Third Annual Symposium - Antimicrobial Resistance: Research Synergies in Human and Animal Medicine

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Join researchers and clinicians from across Cornell with a shared interest in combating antimicrobial resistance for this interdisciplinary symposium.
Antimicrobial Resistance is a long recognized biological consequence of antibiotic use whose societal impact has only become apparent with the increasing frequency of infections that were once predictably curable but have now become significantly more difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Antimicrobial resistance has thus exposed as an arms race that we are destined to lose unless we explicitly attempt to: (i) understand the underlying biology of tolerance and resistance; (ii) apply this knowledge to develop better, faster diagnostics to tailor treatments to pathogens and guide antimicrobial stewardship, and (iii) discover novel/alternative therapies that leverage the natural host-microbiome symbiosis.