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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Dr. Lawrence studies the molecular evolution of bacterial genomes using theoretical, bioinformatic and experimental approaches. The evolutionary pressures on bacterial genomes differ markedly from those affecting eukaryotic genomes. Sexual exchange is limited, interspecies gene transfer is rampant, and miniscule fitness differences overwhelm stochastic variability owing to enormous population sizes. This laboratory examines the roles of selection and recombination in bacterial speciation and the formation of higher taxonomic groups. Current research foci include the role of diversifying selection in maintaining antigenic diversity, the role of pioneer genes in catalyzing temporally fragmented bacterial speciation, the role of codon slection in coupling rates of synonymous and nonsynonymous diversgence, and constraints on the lateral transfer of genes among distantly-related genomes.