Jessica Sacher co-founded Phage Directory in 2017, a global network of phage researchers from more than 80 countries. She has since directed its phage-sourcing and community-building efforts, including coordinating over 50 phage-finding efforts, where a network of more than 1,300 members of the global phage community volunteer their time and lab space to identify active phages for patients.

In 2022, she joined Prof. Jon Iredell’s group in Sydney, Australia as a postdoctoral research scientist for the Phage Australia project. She is working to develop and streamline Phage Australia’s phage selection, biobanking, and manufacturing process, to make phage therapy available for patients Australia-wide and eventually beyond.

Jessica Sacher received her PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2018 from the University of Alberta, Canada.

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