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Cory Thurman

Cory Thurman

Advisor: Dr. James Sacchettini

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biography:

Entered program in 2010

Research Project:

I am developing novel antibiotics to combat bacterial diseases with the New Delhi Beta-lactamase (blaNDM-1) gene. This gene encodes an enzyme that renders bacteria highly resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin. Pathogenic bacteria containing blaNDM-1 have been found in many regions around the world, presenting a growing health threat unless new antibiotics are made. Bacterial infections containing several mutant variants of blaNDM-1 have already been discovered in clinical settings.

Broader Impacts of Research Project:

I am developing novel antibiotics to combat bacterial diseases involving the New Delhi Beta-lactamase (blaNDM-1) gene. This gene encodes an enzyme that renders bacteria highly resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin. Pathogenic bacteria containing blaNDM-1 have been found in many regions around the world, presenting a growing health threat unless new antibiotics are made.