Grant gives UT researcher $2.1 million to fight bacteria

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. The award to Walter Fast, the school’s associate professor of medicine chemistry, is expected to put Fast and his team on a track that would lead to the possible creation of new drugs to treat bacterial infections.

Fast joined UT’s faculty in 2002 and focused his work on proteins that interfere with interbacterial communication pathways. For his current work he’s collaborated with researchers at the University of California San Diego, Case Western Reserve University and Miami University of Ohio. That team’s goal is to….

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