By Ramsey Baden | July 15, 2018
At the Emory School of Medicine, Dr. Shonna McBride and her team of researchers are hard at work learning how the pathogen Clostridium difficile survives in mammalian intestines and spreads to infect others. C. difficile is a pathogen that causes diarrhea, nausea, and fever.
According to Dr. McBride, “you definitely want to make sure that people put stuff in the right place, especially in this lab.” She says that plenty of disposable plastic bags from her lab cannot be recycled because they become contaminated and infectious. In the face of this reality, the McBride Lab is taking steps to prevent waste in other areas by composting paper towels and coffee grounds, as well as purchasing their own bin to facilitate recycling wherever possible.
The McBride Lab has a Gold Green Lab certification. To read more about the Green Labs program, click here.