Erik S. Wright, PhD, MS

426 Bridgeside Point II
450 Technology Dr
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412-383-4458
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Research Interests: 

Dr. Wright's research integrates comparative genomics and experimental evolution to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Although antibiotics have been used by microorganisms for eons, it remains unclear how these organisms have mitigated the rise of antibiotic resistance in their competitors. Dr. Wright studies the strategies that naturally antibiotic-producing bacteria have evolved to discourage the build-up of resistance, and how some bacteria have adapted to overcome antibiotics while paying a minimal price for resistance. The goal of this research is to develop new strategies for treating pathogens in the clinic, ultimately turning the tide against increasing antibiotic resistance.

Education and Training:

PhD Microbiology @ UW-Madison
MS Civil & Environmental Engineering @ UW-Madison
BS Electrical & Computer Engineering @ Cornell University
 

Recent Publications:

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  Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Selected Publications: 

Wright ES., Getting my feet wet., Science. 2017 Apr 7;356(6333):106. doi: 10.1126/science.356.6333.106. PMID: 28386014

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