Dr. Peter Gyarmati is an Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a microbiologist with a research interest in bloodstream infections in leukemia.He has been the Personal Investigator of a four year research project at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, through a very competitive national grant, obtained from the Swedish Research Council to study bloodstream infections in hematological patients.Dr. Gyarmati was able to secure funding, successfully set up a team of researchers from different disciplines, coordinate the directions of the research, manage the team and keep control of the budget. It was a translational research project, and the group consisted of clinicians, microbiologists and molecular biologists.The results were published in peer-reviewed journals and generated significant interest in the scientific community, and potential collaborations. In 2016, he received a faculty position at the University of Illinois College of Medicine where he was offered to pursue his research interests in bloodstream infections in leukemia.His current research is a continuation of his previous works, and in addition he developed collaborations with the Childrens Hospital of Illinois to provide clinical expertise and strengthen translational research.