Completed Pilot Projects

InvestigatorAffiliationProject DatesProject Title
Ackley, Brian D.KU Molecular Biosciences2018 - 2020On again, off again: Is pH a critical factor in pathogen killing?
Berkland, CoryKU Molecular Biosciences2018 - 2019Modification of antibiotics to improve lung retention after inhalation
Biswas, IndranilKUMC Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology2016 - 2018Developing Assays to Identify Inhibitors of Hfq of Acinetobacter Baumannii
Biswas, SaswatiKUMC Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology2021 - 2023Improve production and bioactivity of lantibiotic MU1140 for inhibition of gram-positive pathogens
Bloom, StevenKU Chemistry2020 - 2021Illuminating Old Catalysts for the Synthesis of Anti-Infective HIV Peptides
Bose, JeffreyKUMC Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology2018 - 2019Biochemical Characterization and Immunological Consequence of MRSA Fatty Acid Kinase
Boskovic, ZarkoKU Medicinal Chemistry2020 - 2022Synthetic chemistry elaboration of fragments targeting the bacterial type III secretion
Chandler, Josephine R.KU Molecular Biosciences2019 - 2020Chemical biology studies of malleilactone, a small-molecule toxin produced by Burkholderia pseudomallei
Davido, DavidKU Molecular Biosciences2016 - 2018The Chemical Biology of HSV Gene Expression
Deeds, EricKU Molecular Biosciences2018 - 2019Novel Strategies for Proteasome Inhibition in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
DeKosky, Brandon J.KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering2016 - 2018A New Experimental Platform to Analyze anti-gB Antibodies in Human B Cells
Fehr, AnthonyKU Molecular Bioscience2020 - 2021Deciphering the Distinct Roles of Macrodomain ADP-Ribose Binding and Hydrolysis in Coronavirus Replication
Govind, RevathiKSU Division of Biology2016 - 2018Curtailing Clostridium Difficile Virulence
Hardwidge, Philip R.KSU Depts. of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology2019 - 2020Bacterial glycosyltransferase inhibitors as anti-virulence compounds
Hutchison, JustinKU Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering2020 - 2021Phage-protein based removal of pathogenic non-tuberculous Mycobacterium from drinking water
Kim, HyunjoonKU Pharmaceutical Chemistry2022 - 2023Discovery of oral vaccine adjuvant to enhance mucosal immunity for treatment of GI infectious disease
Sathyamoorthi, ShyamKU Medicinal Chemistry2020 - 2021First Enantioselective Syntheses of Bactobolins A, B, and Analogue Antiobiotics
Siahaan, Teruna J.KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry2021 - 2023Discovery of Inhibitors for the SARS-CoV-2-Mpro Enzyme as Covid19 Antivirals
Slusky, Joanna S.G.KU Molecular Biosciences2022 - 2023Plugging Antibiotic Efflux with KlebC Fragments to Make Resistant Bacteria Vulnerable to Antibiotics
Wang, Michael ZhuoKU Pharmaceutical Chemistry2018 - 2019Identification of CYP5122A1 inhibitors as therapeutic agents for leishmaniasis
Z├╝ckert, WolframKUMC Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology2019 - 2020Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial Surface Lipoprotein Secretion