Bonnie Bassler: “The Secret, Social Lives of Bacteria” | Spring 2015 Wall Exchange

Bonnie Bassler, International Visiting Research Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, and molecular biologist at Princeton University, is known as “the Bacteria Whisperer.” She has discovered how bacteria talk to one another; a process called “quorum sensing,” which allows bacteria to work together and control bacterial virulence. She works on ways to interfere with quorum sensing, which has ignited a flurry of new medical and drug research.

Bonnie Bassler delivered the spring 2015 Wall Exchange lecture at the iconic Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver.