Santa Clara University

"Tracking and identification of antibiotic-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrheae using genomic a

David Hess, Ph.D.

 In collaboration with a public health unit in San Francisco, the goal of this proposal is to investigate the causes of antibiotic resistance in the bacterium that causes a sexually transmitted disease. The research involves fully sequencing the genomes of four strains of the bacteria to determine the mutations that are the source of the resistance. This information may ultimately assist in defining the therapy the infected individual will receive.