Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
March 26, 2019 at Belmont Media Center, Belmont, MA

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
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. Dantas also talks about the importance of serendipity in scientific breakthroughs.

G. Dantas 2019 lecture, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Research: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs across Diverse Habitats
article on the Dantas Lab innovation: Combo of 3 Antibiotics Can Kill Deadly Staph Infections