- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Review Branch:
- Immunology and Infectious Diseases A – IIDA
- Study Section:
- Bacterial Virulence – BV
Dr. Susan Daum earned her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at Northwestern University where she studied Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis and developed molecular genetic tools. She then conducted studies at the University of Chicago where she investigated the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, a major cause of healthcare and community-associated infection and various invasive life-threatening syndromes. Her studies focused on investigating molecular mechanisms that underlie antibiotic resistance, identifying small molecule potentiators of cell wall antibiotics, and testing vaccine candidates for combatting S.aureus infection. She also directed classes relating to microbiology and infectious disease in the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences College.