Human Milk: Defense Against Pathogens

When antibiotics were first broadly introduced in the 1930s, they were considered the most important advancement in modern medicine. Deaths attributed to communicable diseases were drastically reduced leading to the belief that infectious diseases were conquerable. Bacteria, however, counter antibiotic chemotherapy with resistance mechanisms that result in the emergence of infections untreatable by the current artillery of therapeutics. Efforts to develop new antimicrobial agents with unique structural motifs and novel modes of action to fight multi-drug resistant pathogens are ongoing. During this seminar, I will discuss our groups ongoing efforts to develop human milk oligosaccharides as novel antimicrobial agents.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2018 GOLD Lactation Conference.

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Total CE Hours: 1.00   Access Time: 2 Weeks  
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Durations: 64 mins

I was born in Detroit Michigan and graduate from M.L. King High School in 2001. I completed a B.S. in Chemistry at Oakland University in Michigan and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. After completing postdoctoral research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I began an independent career at Vanderbilt In 2014.


Objective 1: Understand the infection process;

Objective 2: Understand how children are protected via breast milk;

Objective 3: Understand what pathogens are currently priorities to defeat.


Abstract:

When antibiotics were first broadly introduced in the 1930s, they were considered the most important advancement in modern medicine. Deaths attributed to communicable diseases were drastically reduced leading to the belief that infectious diseases were conquerable. Bacteria, however, counter antibiotic chemotherapy with resistance mechanisms that result in the emergence of infections untreatable by the current artillery of therapeutics. Efforts to develop new antimicrobial agents with unique structural motifs and novel modes of action to fight multi-drug resistant pathogens are ongoing. During this seminar, I will discuss our groups ongoing efforts to develop human milk oligosaccharides as novel antimicrobial agents.


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GOLD Conferences has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE--Approval #CLT114-07.
1 CERP (1 L-CERP)

Dietetic CPEUs - Dietetic Continuing Education Units:
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1 Dietetic CPEU.



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