Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6 pm
An Interdisciplinary Conversation with:
- Michael Baym, Harvard Medical School
- Bets Cole, Artist
- Dana Reason, Contemporary Music Studies, OSU
Continuing connections from the art+science “Microbiomes: To See the Unseen” Project, we are pleased to present Michael Baym, a researcher at the Baym Lab of Harvard Medical School, and Bets Cole and Dana Reason — two artists who were inspired to create artworks based on his lab’s research.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the defining public health threats of our time. Every time a new antibiotic has been introduced, resistance rapidly follows. . . . antibiotic resistance provides an excellent model system for evolution. In a sense, we as a society have been performing a directed evolution experiment in pathogens on a worldwide scale. Only now, with rapid sequencing, is the technology becoming available to understand the results.
Thanks to Oregon State University, Department of Microbiology for their support of ongoing art+science exploration.