Bowling Green State University hosted a symposium on, “Superbugs! Antibiotic Resistance Matters.” The lecture was a Ned E. Baker Lecture. The Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health was established in 1999 to honor Baker's many contributions to the field of Public Health. 

Shannon Manning is a Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG). She earned her M.P.H. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (UM) in 1998 and 2001. For her postdoctoral training, she served as an emerging infectious diseases research fellow through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and held positions at UM and MSU. She joined the MMG faculty in 2010. Her current research focuses on the molecular epidemiology, evolutionary genetics, and pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens including diarrheagenic Escherichia coli and Streptococcus agalactiae, which she has been studying since 1996. She has contributed to over 75 publications and book chapters. She currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and as the primary mentor for four undergraduate researchers, six graduate students, three postdoctoral fellows, and three research assistants. 

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