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The patient has an infection that would have been easy to fight with antibiotics two decades ago. But now that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are widespread, this formerly simple infection could be life-threatening. Cheemeng Tan, of Carnegie Mellon’s Lane Center for Computational Biology, is working on a solution: artificial cells that slow the growth of these drug-resistant bacteria. That work was recently honored with one of eight worldwide Society in Science–Branco Weiss Fellowships, which support research that combines science with social responsibility.
Lorelei Laird (DC’01)

Related Links:
Carnegie Mellon Team Led by Lane Fellow Cheemeng Tan Wins Best Foundational Advance in iGEM Competition
Prestigious Swiss Fellowship Awarded to Lane Center's Cheemeng Tan

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