Past, Present and Future of Antibiotics

The discovery and use of antibiotics has had a profound impact on human health over the past century. However, due to overuse and misuse of these life saving drugs we have seen a dramatic rise in microbes that are resistant to antibiotics. This course will look at the history of the discovery and development of antibiotics, the rise of resistant organisms, and current approaches to overcoming antimicrobial resistance.


Dave Westenberg, Ph.D.

Dave Westenberg is a microbiologist fascinated with the diversity of the microbial world. While the vast majority of microorganisms are harmless and even beneficial, one can’t ignore the fact that some microorganisms cause disease. Dave enjoys the challenge of juggling ... read more

Date: 3 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 14, 2023

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Dave Westenberg Ph.D.

Fee: $20

Program Number: FALL:144

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