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Tufts University School of Medicine

Trever Smith

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Trever Smith

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • PhD, Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Texas - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Research synopsis

Tuberculosis, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a critical global health issue that requires an antibiotic regimen of six to nine months. We hypothesize that the reason for the long course of treatment is due to phenotypic differences between bacterial cells that give rise to antibiotic tolerance. My research is focused on determining the interplay of growth and antibiotic susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at the single cell level.