Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
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     Dr. Mishra earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Allahabad, India and completed his post-doctoral training in infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA.  He is an Assistant Professor (research series) in UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.  His research effort focuses on microbial membrane lipids & lipidomics that pertain to antimicrobial resistance.  Dr. Mishra has recently identified adaptations in the lipid membranes of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis that confer resistance to lipopeptide the daptomycin antibiotic, and cross resistance to some host defense peptides including certain cationic antimicrobial peptides in vitro. Further understanding microbial adaptation to the host in the setting of anti-infective agents aims to open new doors to anti-infective strategies addressing the current challenge of conventional antibiotic resistance.  He has contributed more than 20  research articles, reviews and chapters in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Mishra received a Young Investigator grant from LABioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has research funding from commercial interests, and has been a speaker at ICAAC Meeting. 



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