Al Cunningham: The origins of biofilm research trace back to the founding of the CBE

BiofilmFirst by Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University

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Al Cunningham is truly a founding father of biofilm research. He was part of the research group that in 1990 founded what would become the world's first, largest, and best-known biofilm research center at Montana State University. He may have "emeritus" in his title nowadays. But make no mistake, he's as busy as any of his colleagues in the CBE's labs. Today, he talks about the origins of the CBE, how the center nearly collapsed upon the death of its founder, and the current state of biofilm research from his place at its leading edge.

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