In Episode 19, Quinn & Brian ask: What’s the future of antibiotics?
To answer: the irrepressible Dr. Gautam Dantas, the professor of pathology and immunology and biomedical engineering at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He leads the Dantas Lab, where they work at the interface of microbial genomics, ecology, synthetic biology, and systems biology, to understand, harness, and engineer the biochemical processing potential of microbial communities.
We have a lovely, not terrifying chat about designing new antibiotics in the post-antibiotic area. Topics covered include bacteria as the O.G., Thanos, precision medicine, cows, horror shows from the ancient past buried in ice cores, and your vote and where it should go.
Dr. Gautam Dantas on Twitter
“Why Some Bacteria Eat Antibiotics”, NBC News
“Antibiotic Resistance is Ancient”, Science Daily
Trump’s Book Club: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
Quinn Emmett on Twitter
Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter
Intro/outro by Tim Blane
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