Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, January 31, 2019 Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont, MA 6:30 PM
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis..
Dr. Dantas discusses the present crisis of antibiotic resistance, its causes, and how this problem manifests itself in very different areas of the world. He explains the innovative technical and biological approaches of the Dantas Lab toward a solution to antibiotic resistance, including a possible cure for MRSA, a particularly deadly staph infection.
Dr. Santas also talks about the importance of serendipity in scientific breakthroughs.