Zoe Weiss

Lakeside High School, Atlanta Georgia. Class of 2019

Harvard University, Class of 2023



I am currently collaborating with Waqas Chaudhry, his Emory faculty colleagues, Nicole Vega, Marcin Grabowitz, an Emory undergraduate student, Esther Lee, a visiting graduate student from Chile, Rodrigo Gonzalez and Bruce Levin, in a study of the population and evolutionary dynamics and the conditions for the maintenance of lytic bacteriophage on mucoid populations of Escherichia coli K12 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, PA14.     One goal of Pseudomonas elements of this study, on which we are also collaborating with Nicole Vega and Joanna Goldberg, her Postdoc Ashley Cross, as well as Edze Westra from Essex University, GB, is to elucidate the conditions under which lytic phage will select for and maintain CRISPR-Cas immunity in populations of bacteria capable of generating resistant mutants.

 For information about this project, write to me at weiss.zoe@gmail.com