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CAS professor receives National Institutes of Health grant

TAMPA, Fla. -- A University of South Florida professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology has received another grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Lindsey Shaw, Ph.D., who is also the director of the CMMB graduate studies program, has received the R21 grant titled, “Exploring the Influence of an Intracellular Aminopeptidase on S. aureus Virulence.” He has a number of active NIH grants.

R21 grants are exploratory and developmental research grants awarded to those with a goal of making novel discoveries in their respective fields.

Shaw’s research focus includes molecular mechanisms of disease causation in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibacterial drug discovery targeting the ESKAPE pathogens. His long-term research goal is to identify antibacterial agents that target the ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella species,Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species), which are the leading cause of hospital acquired infections in the United States.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology    
Author: Justine Figueroa