Dr. James Barberee Speaks

20160112DrJamesBarberee270X170On January 12, Dr. James Barberee (left), Professor of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about his (and colleagues) work on early detection of disease-causing bacteria. Early detection is essential to control the spread of diseases. Bacteria studied were MRSA, Strep, and E Coli. Methods were developed for very quick detection, allowing for rapid cleaning if needed. It was also found, on common indoor surfaces, that bacteria, left undisturbed, had a typical life expectancy of two weeks.during which they could infect people and animals. Pictured with Dr. Barbaree is Club Vice-President Keith Ryland.