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Rebecca Keogh in lab
Rebecca Keogh

In her past few years at Ohio University, Biological Sciences graduate student Rebecca Keogh has been a part of a lab that studies bacterial pathogenesis, with a specialization in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

As one of the leading hospital acquired infections that are becoming increasingly dangerous, the MRSA issue is very important to Keogh. She claims that antibiotics just won’t cut it anymore at stopping these infections. She researches how to fight these bacteria and the diseases that they cause.

“We are asking the question of why is this bacterium so dangerous, what kind of things does it make that help it kill our cells or evade our immune system, and how do we stop it?” she says.

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