As bacteria become more resistant to antibiotics, staph infections are becoming more prevalent and severe. Rather than developing other antibiotics, against which bacterial strains would likely become resistant, scientists—including those from Ball State—are trying to find new drug treatments to use in conjunction with antibiotics that could protect an individual from infection.
Susan McDowell’s research into connection between staph infections and statins may lead to new drug therapies for common infections.
McDowell mentors students in the lab, encouraging them to ask questions and apply skills.
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