Dr Alexander Betts

Dr Alexander Betts, Junior Research Fellow in Virology

Alex Betts is a microbiologist using Pseudomomas aeruginosa and a panel of lytic bacteriophage (phages) as a model system to research host-parasite coevolution and to better understand the challenges facing the therapeutic use of phages to treat infections. He uses experimental evolution, next generation sequencing and classic microbiological techniques to investigate the effects of phage cocktail diversity on evolutionary interactions.