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Postdoctoral training - Host-Pathogen interactions University of California- San Diego - 2021
Ph.D. - Microbiology University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - 2017
M.S. - Biology University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - 2011
B.S. - Biochemistry University of Wisconsin- Madison - 2005
Since the 1928 discovery of penicillin, the antibiotic era revolutionized the practice of modern medicine, decreasing morbidity and mortality the world over. Unfortunately, rapid evolution of antibiotic resistance (AR), combined with a failing drug discovery pipeline, threatens a post-antibiotic era in which common bacterial infections are once again fatal. The goals of the Dillon lab are therefore to identify, assess, and mechanistically understand antibiotic interactions to design new therapeutical regimens for leading AR bacterial pathogens. We focus on targeting AR pathogens through uncovering novel synergistic antibiotic interactions, understanding the genetic basis for AR, and developing therapies to counter the evolution of AR. We utilize in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo models of infection to study AR.
Pyrazinamide Susceptibility Is Driven by Activation of the SigE-Dependent Cell Envelope Stress Response in Mycobacterium tuberculosis 2022 - Journal Article
Identifying the effect of vancomycin on health care–associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains using bacteriological and physiological media 2021 - Journal Article