NEW: Rules for compound accumulation in P. aeruginosa published in Nature.    

Team discovers rules for breaking into Pseudomonas

Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have found a way to get antibacterial drugs through the nearly impenetrable outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that – once it infects a person – is notoriously difficult to treat. Read more

Co-authors Dr. Myung Ryul Lee, left, Professor Paul Hergenrother, center, and Hergenrother Lab grad student Morgan Gugger, have worked to find solutions for delivering antibiotics to battle P. aeruginosa infections, which currently is resistant to most methods. Their work found new pathways that offer new pathways for future antibiotic development. Photo taken at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, June 17, 2023. (Photo by Fred Zwicky / University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)