Good Bacteria Gone Bad – Professor Hannah M. Wexler, VA Health Care System

biology, health and medicine

Bacteria within our gut play an essential role in breaking down our food, but when they escape to a new environment some can turn nasty in order to survive. Professor Hannah Wexler’s lab at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Health Care System (GLAVAHCS) has been investigating what mechanisms Bacteroides gut bacteria use to survive when they inadvertently escape and how we can stop them.

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