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Type of Submission

Synchronous Research Talk

Research Field

Biology

Faculty Advisor

N/A

Graduation Year

2021

Disciplines

Biotechnology

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Dr. Hatfull is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Edinburgh University in 1981 and did postdoctoral work at Yale University with Dr. Nigel Grindley and at the Medical Research Council at Cambridge University, with Fred Sanger and Bart Barrell. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and served as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Hatfull’s research focuses on the molecular genetics of the mycobacteria and their bacteriophages, and their use for educational advancement. Dr. Hatfull has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles, 43 book chapters or reviews, and has co-edited four books. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor since 2002.

Abstract

In this presentation, Dr. Hatfull describes the origins and planned uses of SEA PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science), a multi-institution research project which IWU students are participating in. SEA-PHAGES is jointly administered by Graham Hatfull's group at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education division. See details at https://seaphages.org/

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From Petri Dish to Patient: Mycobacteriophages and Their Therapeutic Potential

In this presentation, Dr. Hatfull describes the origins and planned uses of SEA PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science), a multi-institution research project which IWU students are participating in. SEA-PHAGES is jointly administered by Graham Hatfull's group at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education division. See details at https://seaphages.org/