Dr Erik Bakkeren

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My pronouns are he/him

Within our guts, we house hundreds of different bacterial species collectively known as the microbiota. The microbiota provides many beneficial functions including keeping out harmful bacteria such as disease-causing pathogens or antibiotic resistant strains. I combine theory with experiments to study interactions between bacteria in the gut. I aim to understand both how the microbiota collectively provides resistance to colonization by pathogens, and how we might remove harmful bacterial strains from of the gut if they do colonize.

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