Bacteria Podcast: Meet the Scientist

Meet Dr. Roberto Kolter, Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School:

Where do you work?

I work at the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School.

What do you study?

We pursue numerous and eclectic aspects of the microbial world, from mechanistic details of bacterial development to the chemical ecology of oceanic symbioses that influence climate.

What are three titles you would give yourself?

Microbiologist, Enophile, Runner

What do you like to do when you are not working?

Can be found cooking, and consuming the results, in good company and with good wine. Can also be found running, biking and swimming, burning the calories thus consumed.

What do you like most about science?

The opportunity to observe the growth of the inquisitive minds of scientists-in-the-making that work in the context of my research group.

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