Gut Bacteria Feast on the Pills We Pop

Libusha Kelly, Ph.D., whose lab investigates how the gut microbiome interacts with different drugs, explains how microbes act “like tiny chemists.” Dr. Kelly is associate professor of systems & computational biology and of microbiology & immunology.


How Bacteria Could Protect Tumors From Anticancer Drugs

Libusha Kelly, Ph.D., comments on a study showing some bacteria can protect tumors from anticancer drugs. Dr. Kelly is assistant professor of systems & computational biology and of microbiology & immunology.


Gut bacteria can stop cancer drugs from working

Libusha Kelly, Ph.D., and computational biology student Leah Guthrie discuss their study on individuals’ microbiomes and their effect on the body’s metabolism of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan. Dr. Kelly is assistant professor in the departments of systems & computational biology and microbiology & immunology.