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July 17, 2019
Supervisor: Dao Nguyen, MD
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
Congratulations to Dorival Martins, Jr., the winner of the July 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé! He is the first author on a recent publication called Superoxide dismutase activity confers (p)ppGpp-mediated antibiotic tolerance to stationary-phase Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the paper illustrates that P. aeruginosa develops a tolerance to antibiotics when it is deprived of nutrients. These findings could enhance antibiotic treatments against persistent infections that affect those suffering from cystic fibrosis.
Read the full abstract on the FRQS website.