Alumni University invites members of the Illinois Tech community to learn more about the work of and virtually meet some of our university staff, faculty and researchers. Join Oscar X. Juárez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology for his seminar titled “The Antibiotic Resistance Pandemic is Already Here: Causes, Challenges & Solutions” June 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. online.
Register here: https://www.iit.edu/alumniuniversity/registration-alumni-university-6822
Alumni University: The Antibiotic Resistance Pandemic is Already Here: Causes, Challenges & Solutions
Presented by: Oscar X. Juárez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Antibiotics are widely used to treat and prevent infections. Antibiotics are used in most common medical procedures and treatments and our medical system could not be functional without them. Many human pathogens have developed the ability to resist antibiotic treatment. Antibiotic resistance is now a widespread phenomenon that severely complicates medical treatment, especially because we now have infections that are untreatable, which are being spread at a global scale. In this talk, we will go over the causes of antibiotic resistance, the challenges that we are facing and solutions that we are working on to help solve this looming crisis.