L. Kumar Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO USA Biography
Biography of L. Kumar
Antimicrobial resistance is developing and spreading worldwide, threatening our capability to cure common infectious diseases. My research interests focus on understanding antibiotic resistance and finding alternate antimicrobial strategies against opportunistic human pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis/faecium. My research interests center on developing antivirulence therapy and bacteriophage therapy to treat multi drug resistant pathogen infections.
Garry X. Shen University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB Canada Biography
Biography of Garry X. Shen
Dr. Shen is the Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine in the University of Manitoba. He graduated and received Master and Doctorial degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and worked as physician in Shanghai Institute of Hypertension and Department of Cardiology in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital. He received postdoctoral training in University of Iowa, Cleveland Clinical Foundation, and University of Alberta. He has joined the Section of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in University of Manitoba since 1991 and promoted as Professor in 2006. His research program aims to mechanism and management of for diabetic cardiovascular complications and gestational diabetes. He published >100 peer reviewed papers and received a number of national and international awards and recognitions including Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders-Drug Target, Advisory Professor in Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and Councilor of Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.