Studying Drug Resistance in a Multicellular Pathogen


Submitted by Nicole Billings of the Ribbeck Lab in the Department of Biological Engineering and Center for Environmental Health Sciences


"Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes devastating infections in immuno-compromised individuals. Similar to many microbial species, P. aeruginosa can form multicellular communities, termed biofilms. This image was acquired as part of a study investigating the role of extracellular polysaccharides in antibiotic resistance of P. aeruginosa biofilms."