Dr. Dor Salomon awarded NSF-BSF grant
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Salomon, Prof. Van Kessel Julia (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Prof. Ushijima Blake (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) were awarded a Collaborative Research grant from the NSF-BSF entitled Interbacterial and environmental signaling impacts on Vibrio coralliilyticus pathogenesis of coral
The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, multidrug-resistant pathogens will become the leading cause of death worldwide. To prevent this catastrophe, the development of novel antibacterial treatments is necessary. Dr. Salomon is employing multi-disciplinary approaches to study mechanisms and toxins that are used by bacteria to neutralize their bacterial competitors. By adapting and custom-engineering these natural antibacterial mechanisms, Dr. Salomon is developing next-generation antibacterial treatments and prophylactics.
Dr. Salomon is at the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology. He completed his PhD (Dean’s direct track) at Tel Aviv University, followed by a Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Salomon was awarded the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) and was also awarded the Alon Fellowship for young investigators and the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant. During the period of COVID-19 quarantine, he organized a virtual international conference with over 400 participants, named T6SympoZOOM.
More information at: https://www.dorsalomonlab.com/