Art by Jorge Colombo

Art by Jorge Colombo

Losing His Sight, a Scientist Sees an End to a Deadly Disease

In a Nautilus profile, Dr. William Jacobs, Jr., discusses the key breakthroughs in his tuberculosis research and how losing his vision impacted his career path.

 Photo by Marissa Mile

Photo by Marissa Mile

Bill Jacobs, the TB terminator

The American Association for the Advancement of Science features Dr. William Jacobs, Jr., dubbed the “TB Terminator,” on its “Member Spotlight” blog. The profile highlights Dr. Jacobs’ pioneering use of molecular genetics to control TB, his drive to discover a new vaccine and his work to encourage student interest – from high school to the master’s level – in science. 

 MTM Episode 78

MTM Episode 78

TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT AND MYCOBACTERIAL GENETICS WITH BILL JACOBS

Host Julie Wolf interviews Bill Jacobs on ASM's Meet the Microbiologist podcast. He talks about developing mycobacterial genetic tools and using them to discover ways to shorten TB treatment. He also talks about the SEA-PHAGES program that allows high-school students to participate in phage discovery.