How oxygen-intolerant microbes navigate an oxygen-filled world (11/29)
455 Main St Cambridge,
How Oxygen-intolerant Microbes Navigate an Oxygen-filled World
Presented by Lindsey Backman, Valhalla Fellow, Whitehead Institute
Nov 29, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Despite living in an oxygen-filled world, oxygen-intolerant bacteria are abundant within us and around us: in the human microbiome, the soil, and marine environments. Whitehead Fellow Lindsey Backman will discuss her lab’s mission to determine molecular tactics that enable bacteria to cope with varying levels of oxygen and oxidative stress. And she'll explain how studying these protective mechanisms could lead to the design of new antibiotics and effective methods of engineering probiotics.