Did you know that bacteria can “speak” to each other and make decisions as a group? Dr. Bassler explains how bacteria use chemical communication in a process called quorum sensing. By identifying these chemicals, scientists may be able to hamper, or improve, quorum sensing and generate new antibiotic or probiotic therapies.
Bonnie Bassler is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Bassler received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry… Continue Reading