My pronouns are he/him
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections has driven renewed efforts to find alternatives to antibiotics. One potential solution is the use of bacterial viruses, called phages, which specifically target and kill pathogenic bacteria. My research looks at how bacteria and phages interact and evolve. Specifically, I am focusing on how phage activity changes with temperature, which varies both within and between individuals. My research aims to improve our understanding of how phage treatment efficacy changes between and within individuals. This will inform us about the benefits and challenges that phage treatments might face as therapeutics. Further, my work will aid the development of more effective phage treatments to cure antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.