Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The Dantas lab combines genomic and computational technologies to reveal why antibiotic resistance develops so readily, making a number of diseases very difficult to cure. The work of the Dantas lab is truly international and comprehensive, and has uncovered fascinating microbial mechanisms, important for both medicine and for science in general.
Dr. Dantas appeared March 26, 2019 (via distance connection) on SftPublic’s Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program to discuss his lab’s recent innovation: an antibiotic comprised of a bacterial combo that has so far (in testing phase) proved highly effective. He described how his lab conducts a global search for bacteria candidates for effective medicine. Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance Check this event link for other resources on the antibiotic breakthrough.