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Tufts University School of Medicine

Carol Bascom-Slack

Research Assistant Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology

carol bascom-slack

Carol Bascom-Slack

Research Assistant Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology

Phone ‚Äč617-636-7000

Education

  • BA, Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • PhD, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Sackler School, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School

Research synopsis

I have established a national educational program (called the Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment, PARE) that engages undergraduates in an authentic classroom research experience to shed light on environmental presence of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) microbes and to educate about stewardship. Thousands of students at about 125 undergraduate institutions across the country currently participate by uploading AMR prevalence data from local soil sites. The geo-tagged student-generated data are curated and made available in the form of a GIS map for study of trends and/or correlations.