Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Schmidt Highlighted in YouTube Video about the Healthcare Benefits of Copper Surfaces
Maria Jesus Crestto, a student from Chile, recorded a wonderful video highlighting the antibacterial properties of copper. The video details the process by which copper ions destroy bacteria, viruses and fungi via cell membrane damage. It also trumpets the work performed by Dr. Michael Schmidt at MUSC as well as other researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, Ralph H. Johnson Memorial Veterans Hospital, Charleston and Hospital Salvador Allende, Calama, Chile, in researching the effect of using copper in 6 main focus surface areas on the number of hospital acquired infections.