About This Project
Are current antibacterial treatments resulting in the evolution of more virulent multidrug resistant bacteria?
Each year in the U.S. 23,000 people die as a direct result of antibiotic resistant infections. I hypothesize that by combining classical antibiotics, quorum sensing, and virulence inhibitors we can increase the virulence of multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeriginosa. The results of this study simulate the evolution of multidrug resistant bacteria predicting the worst case scenarios, so we can be better prepared to fight these infections in the future.
Recent Lab Notes From This Project
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
Due to increasing reliance on grain as a source of carbohydrates, shortages can occur if supply is interrupted...
Do invasive algae always make bad neighbors? Species-specific responses of corals to contact with invasive algae
There is more algae on coral reefs than ever before and humans are to blame. Can we use next generation...