We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Karen Bush from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Karen Bush received a PhD in Biochemistry from Indiana University and worked in pharmaceutical research from 1973 to 2009 as a member of research teams that served to discover and/or develop aztreonam, piperacillin-tazobactam, levofloxacin, doripenem and ceftobiprole. She is known for her work on beta-lactamases and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Bush is currently a Professor of Practice in the Biotechnology Program in the Biology Department at Indiana University, where she teaches graduate level courses and leads a small research group that studies new antibacterial agents and novel resistance mechanisms in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea.
Dr. Bush’s keynote address, titled
“Antibiotic Resistance: Past, Present and Future,” will be on Friday, April 7th. The keynote address will be open to the general public.