Title of the talk
Abrupt Emergence of the Superbug Superclones
Evgeni Sokurenko is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Sokurenko received his MD degree in 1985 (with the specialty in Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology) from Moscow Medical Sechenov Academy and PhD in 1989 (in Medical Microbiology) from The Institute of Genetics and Selection of Microorganisms, Moscow. He had accomplished the post-doctoral training in the School of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, and in 1999 joined as a faculty the Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Dr. Sokurenko’s main research interests are the molecular evolution and population genetics of microbial pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance as well as the molecular mechanisms of bacterial attachment to human cells and tissues. The primary focus is on extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli and ESKAPE pathogens. Dr. Sokurenko has served on over 50 review panels of National Institute of Health and published over 150 papers and book chapters. He is a Founding member of the Board of nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization ARMADA (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring, Analysis and Diagnostics Alliance) and Social Purpose Corporation (SPC) IDGenomics.