During Florence Targeting Antibiotic Resistance congress, Dr Minmin Yen will give a presentation about the impact of virulent bacteriophages on vibrio cholerae infection and their use in preventing cholera.
Minmin Yen is working in microbiology at Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. In 2016, she was awarded for her short oral presentation during Paris Phage Therapy Congress regarding this strategic topic.
Minmin Yen is completing her thesis research in the laboratory of Andrew Camilli, where she is investigating the population dynamics between Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, and virulent bacteriophages. Her current work shows that a bacteriophage cocktail is successful in preventing cholera disease in two animal models when administered up to 24 hours prior to V. cholerae infection. Following her graduation, Minmin will continue her bacteriophage cocktail work in the Camilli Lab as well as pursue a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University. In the future, she hopes to combine her background in biological engineering and microbiology to reduce health inequities around the world.