ZGURSKAYA'S RESEARCH ON ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERY FEATURED
Professor Helen Zgurskaya , Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was featured in a KWTV News 9 news story on antibiotic discovery . The story showed her research to discover an antibiotic to fight the multi-drug resistant bacteria,  Pseudomonas aeruginosa . Zgurskaya and Valentin Rybenkov are working with a research team from the University of Cagliari, Italy; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Basilea Pharmaceutical, Switzerland; and The Medicines Co.
 
In addition, Zgurskaya and an OU team will develop biochemical and structural tools to enable effective characterization of the mechanism of action of new potential anti-tuberculosis therapeutics. The MmpL3 assays and structure project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.