Antibiotics

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Co-Director, Collaboratory for Anti-infectives & Therapeutics, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our research efforts focus on bacteria that cause serious healthcare-associated infections, and those associated with antibiotic use. This infections disproportiOur federally-funded research focuses on infection prevention. Specifically, we study diseases such as Clostridium difficile Infection that affect populations worldwide ("One-Health" issue). Our current efforts are aimed at translating bench-research findings to the bedside. We have recently been awarded two patents for a novel biologic agent invention aimed at preventing bacterial infections in humans as well as food animals.onately affect the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. One overarching goal of our studies is to develop safe, cost-effective, non-antibiotic interventions to prevent and treat bacterial diarrheas.