Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Superbug Resistance

Did you know certain bacteria have evolved into "superbugs"? Superbugs are bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. Scary right? Well, you might be glad to know that scientists at IMET have made a significant discovery in the field of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Som Chatterjee and his lab have discovered how the bacteria responsible for MRSA infections develop resistance to a specific class of antibiotics. This knowledge could help create new medicine that preserves the function of these necessary antibiotics.

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IMET's Mission

The mission of IMET is to develop innovative approaches to protect and restore coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainably use resources in ways to benefit human well-being, and to integrate research excellence with education, training and economic development.

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Entrepreneurship Programs

A business incubator and entrepreneurship program at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Click below to learn more about the home for marine, environmental, and biotech and human health startups.