Title of the talk
Mechanisms of Persistent Enterococcus faecalis Biofilm-Associated Infection
Kimberly Kline is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a Principal Investigator at the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. Prior to coming to Singapore, Kimberly received an MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University. Kimberly completed postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden. Kimberly has received multiple awards for her contributions to the field of microbiology, including a NIH K99 Career Development Award in 2011, the Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship in 2011, the ICAAC Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Microbiology in 2014, and the Nanyang Education Award in 2017. Research interests in the Kline lab center around 2 themes: 1) molecular mechanisms of biofilm-associated virulence factor assembly in Gram positive pathogens, and 2) pathogenesis of polymicrobial infections, with an emphasis on those involving Enterococcus faecalis.