The 2020 Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Second Annual Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop
The Center for Staphylococcal Research in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will be hosting the Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop from June 5-10 to provide participants the fundamental techniques required to perform molecular genetic experiments within the staphylococci. Techniques that will be discussed, among others, include methods to transfer plasmids and chromosomal markers, utilization of the Nebraska Transposon Mutant Library, allelic replacement strategies, and construction of transcriptional and translational fusions. We will also review the fundamentals of staphylococcal biology, including lectures on virulence mechanisms, regulatory strategies, metabolic requirements, biofilm formation, and immune response to infection. Further information on the Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop, housing costs, instructors, syllabus, and social activities can be found on this page.
Multi-million dollar grant continues innovative research into staphylococcus infections
(Drs. Thomas, Bayles, Kielian and Fey)
The PO1 project grant was first funded back in 2009 by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is the foundation of the Center for Staphylococcal Research (CSR). The cumulative total of this grant will be $31 million by the end of 2024. Learn more about this P01 grant project from the UNMC Newsroom.
CSR physician named top doctor
Dr. Kevin Garvin was named one of Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors" 2014. To view Dr. Garvin's Top Doctors profile, click here.