There’s a lot of drama in bacterial competition for nutrients. In this Share Your Research Talk, Dylan describes his thesis research on two soil bacteria that compete over nutrients. One of these bacteria combines amino acids and fatty acids to create a newly discovered antibiotic. Dylan discovered how this antibiotic attacks another type of bacteria, essentially starving it of nutrients. These findings have implications for understanding bacterial interactions and the production of anti-microbial agents.
Dylan McClung, PhD aka Dyna Cockus Rose is a microbiologist and drag queen science communicator who discovered a new antibiotic from soil bacteria competing for nutrients. Dylan recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a PhD in Microbiology. He plans to focus more on science communication (in and out of drag), especially emphasizing… Continue Reading