Antimicrobial Resistance

Advancing Discovery in Antimicrobial Resistance


Join fellow scientists at Purdue University for the inaugural Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Seminar Series hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute for Drug Discovery and attend our annual conference.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur annually in the US, resulting in 35,000 deaths. Combating AMR requires multifaceted efforts in both the healthcare and veterinary sectors.

In response to this critical public health threat, scientists at Purdue University are working together to increase awareness and discover solutions for advanced diagnostics, treatment, and prevention.


Save the date! Join us February 27–28, 2024 at the 2024 Purdue University Antimicrobial Resistance Conference to learn about and discuss the latest advancements and multidisciplinary approaches to combating this global public health threat.

Seminar Series

Seminars will be held every other Wednesday at noon in the Conference Room of the Institute for Drug Discovery. The seminar series is organized with support from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Basic Medical Sciences.

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Upcoming Seminars

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Past Seminars

A mathematical modeling framework for simulating the role of the environment in antimicrobial resistance.

Presented by Dr. Wendy Beauvais
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Resistance is not futile: Antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture, from bacterial communities to pathogenic strains.

Presented by Dr. Timothy Johnson
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Fat Matters for Microbes and for Purdue: How the role of Lipids in Infectious Disease and Antibiotics Resistance can be Explored using Shared-User Analytical Platforms Available on Campus

Presented by Dr. Christina Ferreira
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Evaluation of bacterial carbonic anhydrases as antibiotic therapeutic targets

Presented by Dr. Daniel Flaherty
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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The Role of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in National AMR Surveillance Programs

Presented by Dr. Kenitra Hendrix
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Awareness, Drug Discovery, and Diagnostic Tools for Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae

Presented by Dr. Chris Rice
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Stalking Elusive Pathogenic Bacteria: How to Dive into Cells to Treat Infections

Presented by Dr. Jean Chmielewski
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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Biological & mechanistic insights for targeting GroEL chaperonin systems for antibiotic development.

Presented by Dr. Steven M. Johnson
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Non-iron hemin analogs as potent antibacterial agents

Presented by Badhu Sivasubramaniam
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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Discovery and Characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi c-di-AMP Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

Presented by Christopher Steven Vennard
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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The novel antibiotic halicin retains antibacterial activity against biofilms

Presented by Dr. Ed Greenfield
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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Leveraging Fic proteins as anti-microbial therapeutics

Presented by Dr. Seema Mattoo
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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Re-imagining Drug Discovery using Automated Ambient Mass Spectrometry

Presented by Nicolas Mauricio Morato Gutierrez
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Share Your Research

We are currently recruiting speakers to share their diverse expertise and foster conversations in a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing AMR. The seminar series is launching September 13, 2023 with plans to host seminars twice each month on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Faculty as well as post-doctoral and graduate students are invited to present. Open to the Purdue community, each presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

If you would like to present, please contact Dr. Dielson da Silva Vieira at