How do bacteria continue to evade death by antibiotics? Guillaume Lambert applies physics to the task of discovering how.
A physicist by training, Lambert uses his physicist’s tool kit to pursue biological questions. His inquiry into the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance has led him to create a new technique for studying bacteria. Lambert’s technique relies on microfabrication and microfluidics to study individual cells in real time as they react to their environment.
“Bacteria have been evolving resistance throughout their history—against fungi, against other bacteria. There’s always been a war, but we humans have brought this to the forefront now.”
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