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About the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative

Iowa State’s Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative was formed in 2015 to coordinate university-wide efforts to address the grand challenge of AMR. This research initiative has pulled together every ISU college, as well as USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, for a team of more than 60 investigators using systems-oriented and integrated approaches – research, education, and outreach – to tackle AMR’s growing threat. Read more about

Recent News

September 20, 2017

With an increasing number of news reports and publications on antimicrobial resistance, Iowa State faculty have developed a set of points to consider from the perspective of scientists, veterinarians, and extension specialists, along with details on a new Iowa State-led initiative.

Ribbon diagram of the three-part efflux pump of the Campylobacter jejuni bacterium
August 1, 2017

Two new discoveries from Edward Yu’s Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics.

Catherine Logue
June 12, 2017

Iowa State director of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine Catherine Logue, who serves on AMR's steering committee, discusses a resistance gene, mcr-1, in a recent Nature article.

Brugia malayi
May 9, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that could lead to improved therapies.

Vector-Borne Diseases
February 2, 2017

Iowa State University will take part in a new consortium aimed at producing research and training programs related to vector-borne diseases such as those transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, funded by a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide new opportunities for collaboration and boost surveillance and prevention efforts regarding vector-borne disease, or illnesses spread by the bite of infected insects.