Antimicrobial Resistance Conference

Determinants, Dynamics, and Deterrence of Drug Resistance

Thursday, April 6–Friday, April 7, 2023

Join us at the 2023   Purdue University Antimicrobial Resistance Conference: Determinants, Dynamics, and Deterrence of Drug Resistance to learn about and discuss the latest advancements and multidisciplinary approaches to combating this global public health threat.


Gerry Wright

Dr. Gerry Wright

Session 1 (Determinants): Mechanisms of AMR

Keynote: Dr. Gerry Wright
McMaster University
Distinguished University Professor
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Executive Director of Global Nexus

Three additional invited talks to be announced.

Lance Price

Dr. Lance Price

Session 2 (Dynamics): Emergence, rise and spread of AMR

Keynote: Dr. Lance Price
George Washington University
Professor Milken Institute School of Public Health
Founding Director Antibiotic Resistance Action Center

Three additional invited talks to be announced.

Jennifer Granick

Dr. Jennifer Granick

Session 3 (Deterrence): Control and mitigation of AMR

Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Granick
University of Minnesota
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Initiative

Three additional invited talks to be announced.

About the Conference

Conference Chair

  • Kenitra Hendrix

Organizing Committee

  • Wendy Beauvais
  • Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam
  • Lynn Guptill
  • Harm Hogenesch
  • Tim Johnson
  • Hyunwoo Lee
  • Thomas Mauch
  • Sanjeev Narayanan
  • Deepti Pillai
  • Christopher A. Rice
  • Shankar Thangamani
  • Mohit Verma

Download the conference flyer (PDF)

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant public health threat globally, and multi-drug resistant infections are predicted to only worsen over time (United Nations Foundation, 2021). In 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 2.8 million cases of antibiotic-resistant infections occur annually in the US, resulting in 35,000 deaths (CDC, 2019). Increased incidence of hypervirulent and multidrug resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens has been attributed to the use, overuse, and misuse of antibiotics (FAO, 2016). However, AMR is a complex problem at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health (“One Health”) that can only be addressed through a multidisciplinary approach.

We welcome a diverse audience including not only academics, but medical and veterinary practitioners, and individuals working in the areas of public health, food production, food safety and biotechnology. The meeting has been designed to facilitate networking and collaborations so we can tackle AMR together.

Roundtable Discussions

Join our conference Roundtable Discussions. Our discussion topics consist of: Dynamics, Deterrence, Determinants, and Conference Experience (please only provide feedback during the conference)

Poster Contest

All are encouraged to submit a poster. A $200 first-place prize and $100 second-place prize will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  1. Undergraduate Students
  2. Graduate Students
  3. Professional Students

Poster judging will occur in advance of the conference and will be based solely on the abstract and poster submitted. Non-competitive poster submissions are welcome.

Please note that the last day posters and abstracts will be accepted is 4pm on March 20, 2023.

people looking at posters


Thursday, April 6, 2023


7:30–8:30 a.m. EDT

Opening Remarks

8:30–8:40 a.m. EDT
Dean Willie Reed; College of Veterinary Medicine

Keynote: Natural History of Antibiotic Resistance (Determinants)

8:40–9:40 a.m. EDT
Gerry Wright; Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University Director of the Institute for Infectious Disease Research

Predicted Cyclic Peptide Natural Products for Antibiotic Discovery (Determinants)

9:50–10:10 a.m. EDT
Betsy Parkinson: Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

Set1-Mediated Histone H3K4 Methylation Alters Ergosterol Homeostasis, Antifungal Drug Susceptibility and Pathogenesis of Candida Glabrata (Determinants)

10:10–10:30 a.m. EDT
Scott Briggs; Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture

Point-of-Use Biosensors for Determining Antimicrobial Resistance in the Field (Determinants)

10:30–10:50 a.m. EDT
Mohit Verma; Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Colleges of Engineering and Agriculture

Poster Session

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT


12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT

Keynote: Antimicrobial Resistance Through a One Health Lens (Dynamics)

1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Lance Price; Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University

An Update on Multi-Anthelmintic Drug Resistant Hookworms of Dogs (Dynamics)

2:10–2:30 p.m. EDT
Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam; Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Antimicrobial Use in Small-Scale Poultry Systems (Dynamics)

2:30–2:50 p.m. EDT
Wendy Beauvais; Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Antimicrobial Resistance in Microbiomes of Agricultural Animals (Dynamics)

2:50–3:10 p.m. EDT
Tim Johnson; Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture


3:25–4:30 p.m. EDT


4:30–5:30 p.m. EDT

Friday, April 7, 2023


8:00–8:30 a.m. EDT

Keynote: Pulling the Reins of Antimicrobial Use: The Role of Measurement, Restriction, Education, and Behavioral Change (Deterrence)

8:30–9:30 a.m. EDT
Jennifer Granick; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

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

9:40–10:00 a.m. EDT
Jean Chmielewski; Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Particle Engineering for Therapy of Sepsis and Intracellular Bacterial Infection (Deterrence)

10:00–10:20 a.m. EDT
Yoon Yeo; Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering, College of Pharmacy

Microbiome-Based Metabolite Approaches to Combat Antifungal Resistance (Deterrence)

10:20–10:40 a.m. EDT
Shankar Thangamani; Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

New Molecular Scaffolds for Killing Bacterial Persisters and Biofilm Dispersal (Deterrence)

10:40–11:00 a.m. EDT
Herman Sintim, Richard B. Wetherill Professor of Chemistry and Drug Discovery

Roundtable & Refreshments

11:10 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EDT

Closing Remarks

12:15–12:30 p.m. EDT

Venue and Lodging


The conference keynote talks and sessions will be held at Purdue's Stewart Center . In the nearby and newly-renovated Purdue Memorial Union you'll find a number of great restaurants and coffee shops.


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at:

Hilton Garden Inn
356 East State St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Rate $119 + tax
Use Group Code: AMR&
Link: Hilton Reservations

Hampton Inn and Suites
160 Tapawingo Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Rate: $139 + tax
Call 765-269-8000 – Mention Antimicrobial Conference

Venue Parking and Transportation

Hourly & Daily visitor parking is available at Purdue's Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG).

Public Transportation is also available via CityBus and ridesharing services.

Open Faculty Positions in Antimicrobial Resistance at Purdue University

Purdue University has the following faculty positions open in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance Research:

Assistant Professor

Assistant or Associate Professor

Associate Professor


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