Influenza and Bacterial Superinfection: Uncovering the Executioner

Dates: February 28, 2022

Meets: M from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Museum of the Rockies

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Bacterial pneumonia following influenza was the primary cause of mortality in the 50-million deaths associated with the 1918 influenza pandemic. Despite tremendous advances in medical science over the last 100 years, bacterial superinfection with influenza remains the 8th leading cause of death in the U.S. At MSU, new studies reveal components of a healthy lung environment suppress bacterial pneumonia. This may be key to extinguishing the ever-looming threat of influenza pandemics.

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Museum of the Rockies

600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717

Timothy Borgogna

Timothy Borgogna began his graduate work at MSU in 2014 with Jovanka Voyich, professor and department head in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology and MSU. He earned his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology. His research focused on respiratory superinfections, a topic he continues to study today. After MSU, he joined UM as a postdoctoral researcher and lead immunologist on a universal influenza vaccine development contract. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher working on host-pathogen interactions on implanted medical devices with Phil Stewart, Regents Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at MSU.

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