Beldi Lab

Release of bacterial ATP in sepsis

Sepsis causes millions of deaths worldwide each year and is a current global health priority declared by the WHO. Sepsis related deaths are a result of dysregulated inflammatory immune responses with ATP a now known important mediator. ATP is released by inflamed host cells and also by bacteria in a strain-specific manner. We are investigating how bacteria ATP is released and its local and remote role in the pathogenesis of sepsis.

Understanding the origin of surgical site infections

We are investigating the impact of intestinal microbiota composition on bacterial translocation and infectious complications in the surgical setting. Our data highlights the importance of endogenous intestinal bacteria as a source for postoperative infection.

Machine learning interrogation of data to inform health care decisions

Predict postsurgical infections by integrating electronic health records with machine learning.