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  • Team discovers rules for breaking into Pseudomonas

    Research team portrait.

    A team including, from left, research scientist Myung Ryul Lee, chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother and graduate student Morgan Gugger discovered the physical and chemical rules for overcoming the defenses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium responsible for tens of thousands of hospital infections every year in the U.S. (Study lead author Emily Geddes is not pictured.)

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:  

    To reach Paul Hergenrother, email

    To reach Emily Geddes, email

    The paper “Porin-independent compound accumulation in Pseudomonas enables antibiotic discovery” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-0000-0