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About the Antimicrobial Resistance Consortium

Iowa State’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Consortium was formed in 2015 to coordinate university-wide efforts to address the grand challenge of AMR. This research initiative has pulled together every Iowa State 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

Hannah Guyer (left), a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, works with assistant professor Adina Howe to screen manure for antibiotic resistant genes. (Photo by Rachel Kennedy)
December 18, 2017

In 2015, a university-wide antimicrobial resistance initiative was established involving approximately 60 faculty members across several colleges and USDA National Center for Animal Health scientists.

Additional researchers and health professionals from several other Midwest institutions joined the effort and are helping to develop new interdisciplinary research projects. There are now more than 100 researchers involved in addition to Iowa State University faculty and staff.

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.