Phage Therapy in the 21st Century featuring Drs. Anthony Maresso and Barbara Trautner


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Phages or bacteriophages are bacterial viruses that can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The use of phages to treat infections is called phage therapy. In this episode, Dr. Anthony Maresso an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology and expert in bacterial pathogenesis will be discussing the work being done at Baylor to develop phage therapy for the most vulnerable patients. As well as his partnership with Dr. Barbara Trautner an infectious disease clinician and researcher at BCM and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will be discussing her research into phage use for catheter-associated urinary tract infections. They will give their insight into the use of phages to combat the epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections today.