Emerging Scholars: “What Do Bacteria Talk About? Exploring New Ways to Treat Bacterial Infections”
LocationStryker Center (412 Boundary St.)
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- Open to the public
Jesse Derringer, master's student in Chemistry: “What Do Bacteria Talk About? Exploring New Ways to Treat Bacterial Infections”
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern. Learn about research seeking new ways to treat bacterial infections. Jesse Derringer, master’s student in Chemistry at William & Mary, will explain how his lab targets a particular cellular process—bacterial communication, or quorum sensing—to disrupt bacteria when killing them with traditional antibiotics becomes impossible. Understanding quorum sensing will produce alternative treatments for people suffering with a difficult-to-treat infections. This talk will demystify current approaches to combating infection and showcase the complexity of bacteria.
The Emerging Scholars Series is offered in partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free & open to the public.
[[sgglos,Sarah Glosson, A&S Graduate Center]]