The mission of the Infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute (InDIRI) within Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is to understand interactions between microbes and the immune system, and to translate this knowledge to the treatment, control and prevention of diseases caused by human infectious agents. We are committed to establishing collaborations among basic and clinical scientists studying microbes and the immune system.

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Novel Xenobiotic Agents for Biofilm Prevention and Treatment in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Karen L. Visick, PhD and James J. Jaber, MD, PhD

Biofilm formation is a communal life-style of bacteria in which the individual cells are embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix. Biofilms are a serious problem in the clinic due to three key factors: (1) the extracellular matrix limits diffusion of … Continue reading


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