Bacteriophages are virus that target bacteria. Phages have re-emerged as an highly interesting approach to treating bacterial infection, and in particular bacteria with antibiotic resistance. In our lab, we develop and use phage-bacteria evolution platforms to investigate how phages and bacteria interact.
Our work includes both hardware and software engineering, computational modeling and wet-lab experiments. In addition to basic research in phage-host evolutionary mechanisms, we are also exploring the potential for using phages to combat bacteria in different settings.