“Lessons from the enemy: Acinetobacter baumannii’s strategies to adapt to hostile environments and survive”


Professor María Soledad Ramírez (Ph.D. degree from the University of Buenos Aires [2008], a post-doctoral fellow at IMPaM- School of Medicine [2008-2010] and Member of the CONICET career as an Associate Researcher [2010-2014]), has joined the Department of Biological Science at the California University of Fullerton in 2014.
Dr. Ramírez’s lab focus on mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, their dissemination and evolution, and their impact on the morbidity and mortality of bacterial infections.
To this date, she has co-authored 98 primary literature articles, two book chapters, and more than 180 presentations at scientific meetings. She is a Member of the Early Career Reviewer program at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and served as a member of Editorial board of the Journal Frontiers in Microbiology and Scientific reports. She was awarded a four-year NIH SC3 grant and other intramural grant from her Institution. Dr. Ramirez is the recipient of the ICAAC Young Investigator Award (2012)- American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and has also been awarded the 2018 Titan on the Rise award and the College’s 2018 Outstanding Research Award from CSUF.