Bacterial Phage Lab featured on With Good Reason| September 29, 2010
William & Mary’s Margaret Saha, Mark Forsyth and Kurt Williamson are featured this week on the radio show With Good Reason. They discuss the ongoing research by their freshmen students into Bacteriophages - viruses that infect bacteria.
The interview is being aired on public radio channels in Virginia through Oct.1. Broadcast times are posted online.
Researchers think bacteriophages may one day be used to fight drug-resistant strains of bacteria like tuberculosis. William & Mary’s Phage Lab is one of 36 at schools across the country sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The samples students help collect — some never before seen — are helping to create one of the largest databases of its kind in the world.
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