Phage scientist, patient advocate

Sabrina Green Ph.D.

I’m a research scientist with almost a decade of training in Microbiology. I have authored and co-authored 18 peer-reviewed articles on bacteriology, phage biology and phage therapy. My passion is bringing awareness to the world of antimicrobial resistance. Also, helping patients dealing with AMR infections. Follow me @motherofphage on Twitter.

My passion is to bring awareness to the world of the silent pandemic.

What is the silent pandemic?

Antibiotic resistance is often called the “silent pandemic” a term used by the World Health Organization. According the CDC 2.8 million people are infected by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) organisms, yearly. We are going to reach a point where common infections may become life-threatening if this trend continues. The dire prediction is that 10 million people may die yearly due to AMR by the year 2050.

How can we prevent deaths due to antibiotic resistance?

New treatments are needed to combat antibiotic resistant infections. Bacteriophages or phages are viruses of bacteria first discovered in the 1900s and currently in use as a therapeutic in certain parts of the world. Phages use a different mechanism of killing bacteria than antibiotics and thus drug resistant bacteria can be susceptible to phage infection and killing. We can utilize phages, safely, to treat antibiotic resistant infections.

Pictured a plate of a lawn of antibiotic resistant bacteria and plaques (circular clearing) of phage. Image from: TMC article “Phage wars: Fighting antibiotic resistance with microorganisms found in sewers and bird poop

More about me scientist

I am a phage scientist and I co-founded a not-for-profit group called TAILOR at Baylor College of Medicine. We develop phage therapeutics for compassionate-use care for patients with antibiotic resistant infections. I am also working to advocate for patients and phage therapy. I have a passion for bringing together the phage community to work on big problems together.

TAILOR group pictured. Drs. Anthony Maresso (faculty founder), Austen Terwilliger and Sabrina Green. Image from: TMC article “Phage wars: Fighting antibiotic resistance with microorganisms found in sewers and bird poop”

Science Communication

Part of my work is to run social media for our TAILOR group. I teach basic techniques in phage biology. Check out some of my videos below and follow our TAILOR labs YouTube channel. I take requests for new videos on techniques you are interested in seeing.

Things I’m interested in

  • Public speaking
  • Writing
  • Patient advocacy
  • Science advocacy

Contact Me

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