Editor's Note: This piece was originally published online in the UNM BioBlog on October 4th, 2018, written by Eldjon Baltazar. This is part of our project to help connect the Daily Lobo audience to more members of our community.

Since their discovery and widespread use, modern antibiotics have changed society and saved countless lives. However, microbial resistance to our panacea against infection is becoming a serious problem. Undergraduate Eldjon Baltazar discusses how scientists and medical professionals are using older remedies to solve modern problems and recounts how his experience battling antibiotic resistant bacteria influences his future career path in a recent UNM BioBlog.

Eldjon Baltazar is a junior studying medical biology and East Asian Studies.You can contact him at ebaltazar@unm.edu.