Student working on a research project.

Antifungal Drug Discovery

Invasive fungal infections are common complications in tranplant recipients, patients on chemotherapy, those with hematologic malignancies and in HIV patients. Unfortunately, existing antifungal therapies are inadequate, resulting in high mortality rates in these patient populations. We are working to screen small molecules that are derived from natural plant products for antifungal activity. We have identified several candidates, and are working to investigate their potency and mode of action.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently, Understanding of molarity and basic chemistry, Willingness to follow laboratory guidance and safety regulations, Ability to focus with attention to detail
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study, MIC 301, General Chemistry and Biochemistry are recommended.
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: John Panepinto
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Microbiology And Immunology
Office: 117 BRB, South Campus
Phone: 716-829=2090