Q&A with Dr. Rogerio Bataglioli: Altering Gut Bacteria to Treat DiseaseNovember 2, 2023
2023 awardee Dr. Rogerio A. Bataglioli, PhD, seeks to modify gut bacteria in ways that benefit human health.
The collection of microbes living in the human gut can be both helpful and harmful to our health depending on the kinds of bacteria present and how they interact with our body.
Rogerio A. Bataglioli, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee at Virginia Tech, received a PhRMA Foundation Drug Delivery Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research aiming to modify gut bacteria in ways that benefit human health.
Bacteriophages are viruses that can transform bacteria by injecting genetic material into the targeted cell. Bataglioli is using engineered phages to maximize the delivery of therapeutic genes that will alter gut bacteria associated with the development of colon cancer.
Watch this video to learn about Bataglioli and his research.