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The Future of Anthrax Research and Defense

The Future of Anthrax Research and Defense

Host: Michael Benson, MD

Guest: Nicholas Bergman, PhD

Is anthrax becoming an obsolete weapon? Biotechnology has changed the face of medical research. In developing defenses against anthrax, advances in genomics and proteonomics have suggested new approaches. Perhaps the days of weaponized anthrax are numbered. Join Dr. Nicholas Bergman as he discusses the United States' research emphasis on defending against an antrax attack--even against genetically engineered anthrax. Dr. Bergman received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has published a paper examining some of the genomic properties of Anthrax in the Journal of Bacteriology.