Welcome to the Feldman Laboratory

Research Interests

Multidrug resistant (MDR) infections caused by the bacterial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) are increasing at alarming rates. Today the MDR frequencies among Ab clinical isolates are higher than any other Gram-negative bacterium. For this reason, the World Health Organization has categorized Ab as top priority for the research and development of new antimicrobial therapies. To accomplish this goal, our lab is focused on understanding the following aspects of Ab pathobiology:

1) Cell surface and secretion systems

2) Acinetobacter pathogenesis

3) Antibiotic resistance dissemination