What's a bacteriophage? Find out - they could save your life

February 1, 2006

Evergreen State College professor Dr. Betty Kutter, a national leader in bacterial phage research, will give a lecture Monday, Feb. 6 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on the Evergreen campus in the Seminar II Building, room D 1105.

The presentation is titled "Fighting Bacterial Infections Along the Silk Roads: Tbilisi, Georgia and the development of bacteriophages as natural, self-replicating and self-limiting antibiotics."

Kutter's work in bacteriophage and antibiotic resistance research has remained a staple of Evergreen's undergraduate research program since she arrived in 1972, garnering national and international attention. Kutter also founded the PhageBiotics Foundation.

Kutter's presentation will give background in Georgian national history, discussing the powerful potential uses of phage as antibiotics, the connections between Evergreen and Georgia, and the work being carried out with phages against the food borne disease E. coli as well as and Aeromonas salmonicida infections that can plague our state and tribal salmon hatcheries.

The event is free and open to the public. Campus parking is $1.25.

On the web:
PhageBiotics Foundation
Radio National Health Report