Dr. Brett Finlay shows how bacteria can grow rapidly to incredible numbers, and also explains what limits this explosive growth.
Dr. Brett Finlay enlists a student volunteer to show the surprisingly high amount of bacteria found in his own mouth.
Dr. Finlay and a student volunteer show how Listeria infects a cell, using a marble and some yellow gelatin.
Dr. Finlay and another student volunteer illustrate how Salmonella infects a cell, using a marble, plastic wrap, and some yellow gelatin.
This microscope video shows how live Listeria move via actin filaments in an infected cell.
Salmonella are a common bacteria associated with food poisoning. Dr. Finlay shows live Salmonella under the microscope to demonstrate how far and fast they can move.
Penicillin, as shown in this video, causes the cell walls of bacteria to rupture.
Dr. Finlay and Dr. Richard Ganem use physical analogies to compare the size of bacteria and viruses relative to a standard mammalian cell.
Dr. Finlay, using his student audience, gives a live demonstration of how an antibiotic-resistant strain of tuberculosis managed to spread through the passengers on an airplane.
Using a bagel, a syringe, and blue dye to illustrate how some virulent strains of bacteria inject virulence factors into a cell.