May 20, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Ebling Auditorium

8:30-9:00 AM Registration Check-in

Continental breakfast provided by UW catering.

9:00-9:10 AM Opening Remarks

Lindsay Kalan
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

9:10-9:50 AM “Chemical Defenses and Potential Drug Leads Made by Uncultured Bacterial Symbionts”

Jason Kwan

9:55-10:05 AM Lightning Talk

“Systematically Phenotyping Acinetobacter Baumannii Essential Genes Using Antibiotics”

Jennifer Tran, Graduate Student

10:05-10:10 AM Break

Refreshments and snacks provided by UW catering.

10:10-10:50 AM “High-Throughput Collateral Sensitivity Profiling Platform for Natural Product Discovery”

Roger Linington
Simon Fraser University

10:55-11:05 AM Lightning Talk

“A Host-Derived Peptide Enhances Sensitivity of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella to Antibiotics”

Trina Westerman, Postdoc

11:10-11:50 AM “Exploiting Synergistic and Antagonistic Drug Interactions to Improve Treatment of Fungal and Bacterial Infections”

Jessica Brown
University of Utah

11:55-12:05 PM Lightning Talk

“Discovery, Characterization, and Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Staphylococcus Aureus Quorum Sensing and Associated Virulence”

Thomas Polaske, Graduate Student

12:05-1:00 PM Lunch break + Poster Session

Boxed lunch provided by UW catering.

1:10-1:50 PM “Mapping the Biosynthetic Pathway of a Hybrid Polyketide-Nonribosomal Peptide in a Metazoan”

Rebecca Butcher
University of Florida

1:55-2:05 PM Lightning Talk

“Human Oral Streptococcus spp. Defend Against Pathogen Colonization”

Susan Zelasko, Graduate Student

2:10-2:50 PM “Production and Metabolism of Bioactive Small Molecules by the Human Microbiome”

Mohamed Donia
Princeton University

3:00-4:00 PM Poster Award Presentation + Reception

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided by UW catering.

Please note that the 2022 Perlman Symposium schedule is subject to change.

We are monitoring the Covid-19 climate and will adjust the format and schedule should the need arise.