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Ramirez, Maria Soledad

Associate Professor of Biological Science

Biological Science

Office: 657-278-4562

Department: 657-278-3614



Maria Soledad Ramirez’s research focuses on studying and identifying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, their dissemination and evolution, and their impact on the morbidity and mortality of bacterial infections. She has published more than 65 manuscripts related to this topic. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a serious threat to human health, and the increase in infections caused by such pathogens is a growing concern worldwide. This is the reason why different research lines related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are being explored in her lab. In recent years, she and her research team have been exploring in detail various aspects of a major nosocomial pathogen — Acinetobacter baumannii — which has a particular ability to acquire antimicrobial resistance traits and survive in the hospital environment.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Bacterial Pathogens

  • Biological Science

  • Spanish

  • North America
  • South America
  • Global