DESCHAINE, BERNADETTEName: Bernadette Deschaine
Title of Project: 
Using Evolution to Disrupt Biofilms
Advisor: Helen Murphy
Honors Department: Biology

Fungal biofilms are cooperative microbial communities that can be formed by some pathogens. My project will engineer a “Trojan Horse” strain that can infiltrate and disrupt biofilms, exploring a potential medical application of evolutionary theory and microbial population dynamics.

Hometown: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Hobbies: I work at the William & Mary Writing Resources Center, helping fellow students become better writers and communicators. I volunteer at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.
Fun Fact: I have an interest in world mythologies. In my spare time, I read and draw.


Follow Bernadette’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!