Katie McCallum,  —

Katie McCallum is a PhD candidate at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. While at the bench, her research is primarily focused on the basic biology governing host-microbial interactions. Katie's research interests extend far beyond the scope of medical microbiology. Her exposure to the enormity of collaborative effort and innovative research that exists in the Texas Medical Center has fostered her interest in science communication and science outreach.

Articles by Katie McCallum

Chronic Lung Infections in CF Patients Worsened by Viruses, Study Says

A recently published study proposes that viruses capable of infecting bacteria, called bacteriophages, may be responsible for accelerating the evolution and increasing the impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterial species that causes chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.   ‘Temperate phages both mediate and drive…