Boston Area Antimicrobial Resistance Network (BAARN)

The 7th BAARN meeting will bring together the leading voices in academia and industry to addresss a defining global health crisis of our age: antibiotic resistant infection. 


This year will be BAARN's inaugural virtual meeting. We are using online platforms to present an amazing lineup of researchers and innovators, accessible to anyone with an internet connection. The event will stream on YOUTUBE LIVE

Register HERE!


Friday, October 2, 2020


9:00am EST - 5:00pm EST

Virtual Happy Hour

5:15pm EST - 6:15pm EST


SESSION 1 - New Diagnostics

Gowtham Thakku (Harvard Medical School)

Dr. Roby Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School)

Dr. Karel Brinda, PhD (Harvard School of Public Health)

Dr. Ramy Arnaout, MD, PhD (Astradx, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

SESSION 2 - New Therapeutics

Dr. Cheleste Thorpe, MD (Tufts School of Medicine)

Dr. Bree Aldridge, PhD (Tufts School of Medicine)

Dr. Johan Paulsson, PhD (Harvard Systems Biology)

Dr. Ruben Tommasi, PhD (Entasis Therapeutics)

SESSION 3 - Alternative Therapeutics & Entering the Market

Dr. Su Chiang, PhD (CARB-X)

Dr. Silvia Caballero, PhD (Vedanta Biosciences)

Christina Larkin (Spero Therapeutics)

Dr. Minmin Yen (PhagePro)


Dr. Kim Lewis, PhD (Northeastern University)


This event is co-coordinated by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative.