TOPIC: SP-A and CCSP and their roles in host defense during Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
SPEAKER: Julie Ledford, PhD
Dr. Ledford received her undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of Georgia and her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Dr. Beverly Koller, a world-renowned mouse geneticist. She did her post doc work in the late Dr. Jo Rae Wright’s lab at Duke University where she studied basic mechanisms of SP-A in infectious and non-infectious lung injury and for which she received an NIH K99/R00 award. In 2012, Julie received the first ever Jo Rae Wright award for Outstanding science given out by the American Thoracic Society in memory of the late Dr. Wright. Dr. Ledford became an assistant professor of medicine at Duke in 2012 and moved to the University of Arizona in 2015.
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