Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) Podcast
Cesar A. Arias is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and holds the Margaret and Herbert Dupont Chair in Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the director and founder of the Center of Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics (CARMiG) at McGovern Medical School and the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the School of Public Health. He serves as the Chair of the GCC consortium on antimicrobial resistance (GCC-AMR). Dr. Arias earned his MD from Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia, where he is currently an adjunct professor, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is an internationally recognized expert on mechanisms of antibiotic resistance with emphasis on Gram-positive organisms, the clinical impact of resistance, and the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant organisms. Dr. Arias was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2015 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 2019 and is Editor In Chief of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.