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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Quorum Sensing Dependent Interactions with Biofilms and Innate Immunity Defenses
Principal Investigator:

Alexander R Horswill

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $247,576
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Staphylococcus aureus is an opportunistic pathogen that causes a broad spectrum of acute and chronic infections. Antibiotic resistance is a growing challenge and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections are more difficult to treat, resulting in increased burden for both patients and healthcare systems. S. aureus causes the majority of skin infections in civilians and the military, but how this pathogen colonizes the skin is unknown. In recent microscopy studies on skin explants, S. aure...

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