Virulence Meets Metabolism: The Unique Evolution of Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a versatile pathogen that infects many areas of the body and has a number of strategies for avoiding the immune response. In this episode, Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Anthony Richardson, an associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, to learn how the bacterium fine-tunes its metabolism to survive in the host and why Staph’s metabolism makes it especially dangerous for people with diabetes.

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Anthony Richardson, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
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