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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Philip N. Rather

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $224,269
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary. The Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii is a leading cause of infections in both the hospital setting and in military personnel injured during wartime. The goal of this Research Career Scientist Award is to continue addressing the mechanisms that regulate virulence and β−lactam resistance in A. baumannii. A high-frequency switch that regulates the transition between virulent (opaque) and avirulent (translucent) forms of A. baumannii will be studied using a combinatio...

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