Otto focuses on molecular techniques in an infectious disease capacity, specifically staphylococcal diseases. He covers a wide spectrum of virulence factors, host responses, biofilm
host responses, biofilm physiology (S. epidermidis) and molecular evolution.
Otto is the chief of Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section and senior investigator, Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the
National Institutes of Health.
His lecture sponsored by the MSU molecular biosciences program.
Stephanie Cunningham, 994-6652, email@example.com