12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, 31 May
Room 208, 2nd Floor
720 Cumberland St
Adrie JC Steyn, PhD
Africa Health Research institute (AHRI) &
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA
Adrie JC Steyn, PhD is a basic scientist with appointments at AHRI in Durban, South Africa, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham AL, USA. AHRI is a Welcome Trust and HHMI-funded basic science research institute in Durban whose mission is to examine the mechanisms of TB disease. He is interested in understanding the bioenergetics of Mtb, the mode of action of anti-TB drugs targeting the Mtb electron transport chain, and the immunometabolism of Mtb infected host cells. His laboratory also studies the role of NO, CO, O2 and H2S in TB, and applying high resolution imaging platforms for understanding human TB disease progression. At AHRI, he is leading efforts for the Human Lung Project, a prospective cohort established to collect resected lung tissue samples from TB patients and MDR and XDR-infected human lung samples. He studies the spectrum of active TB lesions and leads efforts to identify latent TB lesions in the lungs of decedents who died of causes other than TB.