About this talk
The opportunity to engage in research as an undergraduate student was pivotal in Hatfull’s decision to pursue a career in science. This experience convinced Hatfull and his colleagues to set up a program that allows undergraduates and high school students, to participate in isolating bacteriaphage. Hatfull makes a case for allowing all curious students to engage in authentic research.
About this speaker
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 is the founder of the Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education (PHIRE) program which he describes in his iBioMagazine talk. His lab focuses on studying the bacteriophage that infect mycobacteria as a strategy to better understanding the pathogen M. tuberculosis.
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