Andrea Endimiani, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Switzerland, has been chosen by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to receive a 2011 ICAAC Young Investigator Award for combining basic microbiology, epidemiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to investigate the impact of drug resistance traits on the outcome of infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Sponsored by the ASM, this award recognizes an early career scientist for research excellence in microbiology and infectious diseases.
His nominator, Roberto Bonomo, American Academy of Microbiology Fellow from Case Western Reserve University and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, describes some of his achievements, "Dr. Endimiani has undertaken a series of insightful studies examining the prevalence of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in multiple cities across the United States. He was the first to describe the coexistence of the blaKPC with the plasmid mediated qnr genes."
Dr. Endimiani received his M.D. and achieved board certification in Medical Microbiology and Virology at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). He remained there to earn his Ph.D. in Immunopathology under the supervision of Antonio Toniolo, a supporter of Dr. Endimiani's nomination. During that period, Dr. Endimiani worked as Medical Microbiologist at the University Hospital of Varese and at the Institute for Pharmacokinetic and Analytical Studies in Ligornetto, Switzerland. He also collaborated with Gian Maria Rossolini and Gianfranco Amicosante, two internationally recognized experts in β-lactamases. Dr. Rossolini, of the University of Siena, Italy, describes Dr. Endimiani's publications as "well-written and including articles, reviews and editorials, showing a remarkable aptitude for research and scholarship, and a well-rounded and rapidly developing scientific personality."
In 2006, Dr. Endimiani joined the University
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