Amino acids are one of the building blocks of life. They allow our bodies to grow and repair themselves. Our guest today is Dr. André Hudson, an Associate Professor of Biology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He will explain how amino acids could also be the key to helping our bodies fight infections from bacteria that are becoming more resistant to traditional antibiotics. In the second half of our show we’ll talk about the origin of the elements, and whether amino acids form naturally in space.
Host: Brian Koberlein
Guest: André O. Hudson
Producer: Mark Gillespie
Music: Marcus Warner
The One Universe at a Time Podcast is produced at the Rochester Institute of Technology with support from the RIT College of Science.