Graham Hatfull is Professor of Biotechnology and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. He received his PhD from Edinburgh University and was a post-doctoral fellow with Nigel Grindley at Yale University and Fred Sanger at the MRC. His lab focuses on studying the bacteriophage that infect mycobacteria as a strategy to better understand the pathogen M. tuberculosis.
Hatfull is also the founder of the Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education (PHIRE) program. In this program, college and high school students actively participate in identifying and characterizing bacteriophage allowing them to experience biological research first hand. Hatfull describes this program his talk in Issue 3 of iBioMagazine.