June 14 2017

12:00 LSB 2320

Bridgett Vonholdt
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University



Antibiotic resistance has been an invaluable model for learning about evolutionary mechanisms. Through studies of molecular evolution and population biology it is now possible to make predictions of how antibiotic will arise, or continue to arise in the future. These predictions are becoming reliable enough to use in clinical settings. It is also becoming possible to use these predictions to influence evolutionary outcomes in clinical and agricultural settings. This talk will look at the methods used to predict evolution, the questions that remain before these methods can be fully implemented, and what strategies for influencing the evolution of antibiotic resistance might look like.

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