Quenten Austin, a student in the class of 2016 from Vandalia, presented research at Carthage College’s third annual Celebration of Scholars.
Austin presented “Genomic Analysis of LizLemon, a Novel Mycobacteriophage from Cluster B2 Isolated from Squirrel Feces,” a course project that explores phages capable of infecting the bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic relative of M. tuberculosis.
This research can shed information how tuberculosis forms and can be cured.
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