OSCAR Student Mosufa Zainab Studies Novel Antibiotics in Couch Lab

OSCAR Student Mosufa Zainab Studies Novel Antibiotics in Couch Lab

Research has allowed me to experience science in its truest form – where facts are in the phase of discovery.

I am currently working in the Couch Lab at the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Research. My project focuses on the development of novel antibiotics targeting the non-mevalonate pathway (MEP). Given the rapid rise in antibiotic resistant pathogens, our work seeks to combat this growing threat.

Throughout my time spent in the Couch lab, I have learned a lot about the research process, including preserving in spite of setbacks, and savoring the accomplishment that comes from obtaining reproducible results. The effort to develop novel antibiotics is a daunting task, and yet is absolutely necessary to halt the growing threat of infection from antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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