Kenny Slaught On Positive Progress Towards Global Health Made At UCSB

David Low, a UCSB Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology professor, will start a groundbreaking research project called “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage”, Kenny Slaught explains. The project focuses on fighting antibiotic resistant germs by designing phage that kills bacteria. This is meant to prevent enteric diseases in children. Various T2 lytic bacteriophage will be created. These will bind several areas of the BamA protein, located on the surface of many germs, causing the germs to infect. The other phage will be tested for its ability to destroy E. coli and Shigella.

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