Peter A. Jorth, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Peter A. Jorth, PhD

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310-967-2712

Peter A. Jorth, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

The research interest of Peter Jorth, PhD, is in understanding how microbes evolve during chronic infections to resist therapeutic treatment and the immune system. Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes life-long chronic infections in people with cystic fibrosis. His investigations have shown that P. aeruginosa diversifies during these infections into genetically complex populations that can include antibiotic resistant and susceptible bacterial siblings. These mixed populations likely contribute to treatment failure. He is using the latest genomic and imaging tools to better understand how mutant bacteria evolve during these infections with the goal of ultimately identifying novel targets and developing new treatments to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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  • Undergraduate: Kalamazoo College, 2006
  • Doctorate: University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • Post Doctorate: University of Washington School of Medicine, 2016
  • Post Doctorate: California Institute of Technology, 2018

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