Antibiotics have revolutionized the way we treat bacterial infections.  However, bacteria have increased their resistance to antibiotics partially due to the prevalent use of these chemicals by humans.  Why are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House, and World Health Organization,  concerned about antibiotic resistance?  What does it have to do with our local beaches? (video link)
Megan May is a second year graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, she is a National Science Foundation Fellow and works in Rebecca Gast’s laboratory in Woods Hole.
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