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Bacteriophages as a therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

In this podcast from the ATS Peds Assembly Dr. Ryan Thomas, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Associate Director of the Michigan State University Cystic Fibrosis Center, interviews Dr. Kristin Parent, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, about her role in the search for a bacteriophage to use in the treatment of a patient with cystic fibrosis.  Dr. Parent discusses how she became involved in this search as well as some of the uses of, and barriers to, bacteriophage therapy in humans.

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Links

Parent Lab Website

STAT News Article

Review Article: The potential of phage therapy in cystic fibrosis.

Twitter Accounts:

Ryan Thomas, MD
@MSUPedsPulm

Kristin Parent, PhD
@Phage4Lyfe

Last Reviewed: April 2018