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Training helpful bacteria to fight the world’s most dangerous pathogens

by Karen Weintraub

Silvia Caballero
34
Vedanta Biosciences
Country of birth: Peru

In 20 years, antibiotic drug resistance is projected to kill more people than cancer. That’s why Silvia Caballero feels such urgency to develop new approaches to controlling bacterial infections.

She was among the first to discover that certain organisms among the trillions that inhabit the human gut can help the body fight back when antibiotic-resistant bacteria begin to take hold.

Read more on technologyreview.com.

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