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Zackery P. Bulman

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice


Office Phone:

(312) 996-1415 (work)


Research Interests:
The medical community is at a constant state of war with bacteria to both prevent and overcome antimicrobial resistance, which is one of the largest threats to global health. The frequency and nature of bacterial cell replication combined with the widespread use of antibiotics suggests that antimicrobial resistance is likely to persist. Dr. Bulman’s laboratory investigates novel pharmacotherapeutic approaches that aim to overcome drug resistant bacteria and improve patient outcomes.

Teaching and Supervision

Pharmacokinetics (PHAR 435), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Pharmacokinetics (PHAR 435), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Undergrad Resrch Pharm Pract (PMPR 380), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
Spec Topics in Pharm Pract (PMPR 385), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
Pharmacokinetics (PHAR 435), 8/24/2020 – 12/4/2020
Spec Topics in Pharm Pract (Applied Research Methods and Skill Development) (PMPR 385), 1/13/2020 – 5/1/2020
PDAT 6: Infectious Diseases (PHAR 506), 1/13/2020 – 5/1/2020
Case Based Infectious Diseases (PMPR 349), 1/1/2020 – 5/31/2020
Pharmacokinetics (PHAR 435), 8/26/2019 – 12/6/2019

Selected Publications

Huang, Yanqin, Rana, Amisha P, Wenzler, Eric, Ozer, Egon A, Krapp, Fiorella, Bulitta, Jürgen B, Hauser, Alan R, Bulman, Zackery P. (2021). Aminoglycoside-resistance gene signatures are predictive of aminoglycoside MICs for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. doi:10.1093/jac/dkab381.

Bulman, Zackery P, Krapp, Fiorella, Pincus, Nathan B, Wenzler, Eric, Murphy, Katherine R, Qi, Chao, Ozer, Egon A, Hauser, Alan R. (2021). Genomic Features Associated with the Degree of Phenotypic Resistance to Carbapenems in Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. mSystems, 6, (5), e00194-e00121. doi:10.1128/msystems.00194-21.

Huang, Yanqin, Sokolowski, Karol, Rana, Amisha, Singh, Nidhi, Wang, Jiping, Chen, Ke, Lang, Yinzhi, Zhou, Jieqiang, Kadiyala, Neera, Krapp, Fiorella, Ozer, Egon A, Hauser, Alan R, Li, Jian, Bulitta, Jürgen B, Bulman, Zackery P. (2021). Generating Genotype-Specific Aminoglycoside Combinations with Ceftazidime/Avibactam for KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 65, (9), e00692-e00621. doi:10.1128/aac.00692-21.

McMurtry, Tiffany A, Barekat, Ayeh, Rodriguez, Fantasia, Purewal, Parwinder, Bulman, Zackery P, Lenhard, Justin R. (2021). Capability of Enterococcus faecalis to shield Gram-negative pathogens from aminoglycoside exposure.. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 76, (10), 2610-2614. doi:10.1093/jac/dkab211.

Huang, Yanqin, Wu, Tiffany, Perez, Omar, Rana, Amisha P, Chen, Liang, Kreiswirth, Barry N, Satlin, Michael J, Bulman, Zackery P. (2021). In vitro Optimization of Ceftazidime/Avibactam for KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 618087. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.618087.

Tan, Xing, Kim, Hwan Seung, Baugh, Kimberly, Huang, Yanqin, Kadiyala, Neeraja, Wences, Marisol, Singh, Nidhi, Wenzler, Eric, Bulman, Zackery P. (2021). Therapeutic Options for Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacterales. Infection and Drug Resistance, 14, 125-142. doi:10.2147/idr.s246174.

Biagi, M, Lamm, D, Meyer, K, Vialichka, A, Jurkovic, M, Patel, S, Mendes, RE, Bulman, ZP, Wenzler, E. (2020). Activity of Aztreonam in Combination with Avibactam, Clavulanate, Relebactam, and Vaborbactam against Multidrug-Resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64, (12). doi:10.1128/aac.00297-20.

Bulman, Zackery P, Cirz, Ryan, Hildebrandt, Darin, Kane, Tim, Rosario, Zuelay, Wlasichuk, Ken, Park, Minjong, Andrews, Logan D. (2020). Unraveling the Gentamicin Drug Product Complexity Reveals Variation in Microbiological Activities and Nephrotoxicity.. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64, (9). doi:10.1128/aac.00533-20.

Tan, X, Baugh, K, Bulman, ZP, Wenzler, E. (2020). Review of the Current Management of Urinary Tract Infections due to Fluconazole-Resistant and Non-Albicans Candida Species. Current Fungal Infection Reports, 14, (3), 268-278. doi:10.1007/s12281-020-00388-1.

Professional Leadership

ISAC Anti-Infective Pharmacology Working Group, 12/2/2019 - Present

SIDP Website Committee, 11/25/2019 - Present

ISAP Treasurer, International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology, 2018 - Present

Notable Honors

2020, Hans W. Vahlteich Research Scholar,

2018, ACCP RI Student Futures Grant Mentor, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2016, IDWeek Trainee Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America

2016, ASM Microbe Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology

2015, ICAAC Infectious Diseases Fellows Grant, American Society for Microbiology

2015, Wolters Kluwer Award for Scientific Communication, School of Pharmacy

2015, Daniel H. Murray Memorial Professional Development Award, Daniel H. Murray Memorial


PharmD, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States, 2015
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, United States, 2011

Postgraduate Training:
Infectious Diseases Pharmacology Fellowship, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States, 2017
Clinical and Translational Research Fellow, VA Western New York Healthcare System, United States, 2017

Selected Presentations

Bulman, Zackery. (2020 August 19). Optimizing Antimicrobial Therapy for the Post-Antibiotic Era. UIC Department of Pharmacy Practice Seminar Series. Chicago, IL, USA.