Mr. Joseph Fackler has played a key role in the design and development of GMP compliant manufacturing methods for the production and purification of bacteriophages to be included in APT’s PhageBank. Mr. Fackler’s prior research focused on virus-host interactions which included investigation into mechanisms for host-cell resistance to infection and virus countermeasures to overcome resistance. This work also included the isolation and genetic characterization of virus strains from hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Mr. Fackler was a lead analyst in GLP/GMP compliant evaluations of antimicrobials and medical device reprocessing method validations at Q Laboratories.