Microbiology & Immunology Cross-Appointed Faculty
James H. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Principal research interests include innovative, rapid methods for microorganism detection and identification, and for determining antimicrobial resistance properties. Recent emphasis has included means for detection and characterization of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Current studies include determining the antibiotic resistance of S. pneumoniae isolates recovered during the Active Bacterial Core Surveillance program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most resistant isolates from this national surveillance program provide an opportunity to assess the potential clinical utility of new, investigational antimicrobial agents.
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