Caving for Cures: Mining Drugs From Nature

Chemist Brian Bachmann of Vanderbilt University has combined his professional interest in natural products drug production with his hobby of caving to set up the first systematic program to search for novel drugs produced by cave-dwelling microorganisms. Microbes that thrive in these highly competitive environments are good candidates for producing compounds that can be used to fight disease. 

For Educators 

Classroom discussion activity for use with the video.