Staying ahead of biothreats
It’s been 30 years since the last new class of antibiotics were introduced. While bacteria keep developing resistance to existing antibiotics, it can take 14 years, and billions of dollars, to bring a new antibiotic to market. This project seeks to develop nanoparticles as a basis for the next generation of antimicrobials. The researchers believe they can dramatically increase the percentage of proposed drugs that make it to market, saving time, money and lives.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor of Biophysics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts