Gautam Dantas

Gautam Dantas

Saint Louis, Missouri

Biography

Gautam Dantas is associate professor of pathology and immunology, and biomedical engineering at the Washington University School of Saint Louis. Using metagenomics and functional metagenomics, he studies the ecology, evolution and transmission dynamics of microbes and their antibiotic resistance genes across multiple habitats, towards building better predictive models of resistance selection and dissemination.

He conducts such investigations in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings in the U.S., Central America, South America and Africa, to elucidate the impact of features such as geography, cultural traditions, access to clean water, food and health care, population density, and disease endemicity on the exchange of microbes and their resistance genes between interconnected ecologies.

All session by Gautam Dantas

  • Friday20-Oct-2017
9.00

Understanding and Combatting Resistome Exchange Across Commensal, Environmental, and Pathogenic Microbes