ESP Biography



ABIGAIL FORTIER, Yale sophomore studying Evolutionary Biology




Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have been doing biology/chemistry research for about 5 years, and am currently working on a project involving interactions between viruses and bacteria. I am extremely interested in STEM education and am currently assisting in the design and teaching of a laboratory class about virus discovery and evolution.



Past Classes

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Virus vs Bacteria in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
The extreme overuse of antibiotics has caused a huge increase in infectious bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. These bacterial infections are extremely difficult to treat with traditional methods. However, new research shows that viruses can be used to make bacteria affected by antibiotics again. In this course, we'll talk about how antibiotic resistance occurs and how viruses can solve this major health problem!


Virus vs Bacteria in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
The extreme overuse of antibiotics has caused a huge increase in infectious bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. These bacterial infections are extremely difficult to treat with traditional methods. However, new research shows that viruses can be used to make bacteria affected by antibiotics again. In this course, we'll talk about how antibiotic resistance occurs and how viruses can solve this major health problem!