The COVID-19 pandemic made us all much more concerned about eradicating germs. Hand sanitizer is now a household staple and HEPA air filters have become the norm in offices and other indoor spaces. But many microscopic organisms we call “germs,” particularly bacteria, are actually beneficial.
Join Susan L. Forsburg, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at USC Dornsife and other experts to learn how bacteria can help us, from treating wastewater to cleaning the ocean floor to improving our immune system.
Jan Amend, professor of Earth sciences and biological sciences, USC Dornsife
Moh El-Naggar, Dean’s Professor of Physics and Astronomy and professor of physics and chemistry, USC Dornsife