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New Strategies to Combat Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

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Award date: 
Jun 2, 2015
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
UNC - Greensboro
Principal Investigator: 
Oberlies, Nicholas
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Research Grant
Region: 
Piedmont

The proposal will seek new leads from a library of fungal cultures to combat MRSA infections. We will NOT target new antibiotics, for which resistance develops rapidly. Rather, we are in pursuirt of leads that make MRSA less virulent (i.e. less toxic), such that the host can clear the infection.

Fiscal year: 
2015