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OPTIMISTICC congratulates Dr. Greg Higgins!

January 23, 2024

OPTIMISTICC congratulates Dr. Greg Higgins!

January 23, 2024
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Congratulations to Greg Higgins, who successfully defended his PhD in December 2023! Greg’s work characterized the potential role of unusual predatory bacteria called Bdellovibrio to semi-selectively kill oncomicrobes, such as Fusobacteria, within the gut environment.  Greg found and characterized several novel Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus strains, and one potential novel species, and demonstrated their abilities to specifically kill Fusobacteria in vitro.  This work adds to our understanding of how Bdellovibrio could potentially be harnessed as therapeutics to treat colorectal cancer, alongside other strategies such as vaccines.  Congratulations, Dr. Higgins!

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