VIDEO: Watch the Ko Lecture 'A Radical Approach to Antibiotic Resistance'

If you missed the most recent Winston Ko Professorship in Science Leadership Lecture, you still have the opportunity to check out the presentation. On May 15, Squire J. Booker, an esteemed biochemist from Pennsylvania State University, presented a lecture titled “A Radical Approach to Antibiotic Resistance.” Check out the lecture!

How Bacteria Makes Copper Into Antibiotics

Copper in small quantities is an essential nutrient but can also be toxic. Human immune cells use copper to fight invading pathogens. Some microorganisms, in turn, have evolved ways to take up copper and incorporate it into biological molecules, either as a way to absorb copper for nutrition or to neutralize its toxic effects.