Valerie Copie

Infectious Disease

Abstract Title: Metabolic reprogramming of macrophages exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm

Tuesday 13:30 - 14:00

Dr. Copié is a Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Montana State University’s NMR center. Dr. Copié is also an affiliate faculty of the University of Washington, and is involved in the teaching of human metabolism and medical biochemistry to UW-affiliated WWAMI medical students. Dr. Copié has received extensive experience and training in biological NMR, and has established a research program ranging from protein structural biology to metabolomics. Our metabolomics research interests focus on understanding how bacterial pathogens manipulate host metabolism to evade host immune defenses, and how such metabolic reprogramming contributes to non-healing, chronic wounds in humans. Our lab is also interested in determining the specific metabolic strategies that enable hyperthermophilic microorganisms to grow and thrive in extreme environments including arsenic-contaminated soils. Dr. Copié has served on numerous federal grant review panels, peer-reviewed manuscripts for many different journals, co-authored > 50 publications, and currently serves as associate editor for the journal Current Metabolomics.