May 09, 2019

PC student research contributes to lifesaving treatment for drug-resistant infection

Dr. Kathleen A. Cornely, professor of chemistry, works with students in her phage lab.
Dr. Kathleen A. Cornely, professor of chemistry, works with students in her phage lab in fall 2018.
R. Seth Pinches '16
R. Seth Pinches ’16

In a research article published in Nature Medicine, scientists describe how a mycobacteriophage found on Providence College’s campus by R. Seth Pinches ’16, a student in a course co-taught by Dr. Kathleen A. Cornely, professor of chemistry, and Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., professor of biology, was used to treat a patient of a drug-resistant infection.

Read more about the first “Friar phage hunters” course  in 2011-12.

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