Bachman Lab

The Bachman lab studies the gram-negative bacterial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae and its mechanisms of pathogenesis.

K. pneumoniae is a common cause of hospital-acquired infections, including urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, and pneumonia. These infections are increasingly difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance. Recently, strains of K. pneumoniae have emerged in the United States and throughout the world that are resistant to carbapenems, antibiotics of last resort against severe gram-negative infections. Carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae and other related bacteria are collectively termed Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

In the following video, Drs. Michael Bachman and Rebekah Martin share their research on Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in hospital patients.