Tucci - Bacteriophage as alternatives to antibiotics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacy practice
Dr Joseph Tucci
Associate Professor, College of Science, Health and Engineering
Bacteriophage are viruses that specifically attack bacteria. They are harmless to humans and the environment. Given the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics amongst bacteria, we are interested in the use of bacteriophage as alternatives to antibiotics.
Another area of research we are interested in is that of pharmacogenetics, or how we can "personalise" medicines depending on a patient's genetic profile. Finally, we are also investigating how people manage their medications in the treatment of chronic diseases.