Chelsea Armbruster PhD

Chelsie Armbruster, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Armbruster lab combines basic science techniques with patient-oriented research to investigate the consequences of polymicrobial urine colonization, particularly in catheterized nursing home residents. The goal of this research is to identify the bacterial species (and combinations of species) most likely to cause symptomatic infection and adverse outcomes in patients, and to utilize an experimental model of infection to identify microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions that contribute to disease severity and have the potential to be targeted for prevention or disruption of severe disease.