The department is proud to announce that graduate student Corey Compton's dissertation has been featured on "News from Brown." Corey has worked in Prof. Jason Sello's lab and will receive his Ph.D. in Chemistry on May 24, 2015.
From the Press Release:
"PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 2 million people in the United States are infected by bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Of those, 23,000 die. Corey Compton, a Ph.D. candidate in Brown's Department of Chemistry, dedicated his dissertation work to finding new ways to battle these drug-resistant bacteria.
Over the course of dissertation research, Compton helped to develop four entirely new antimicrobial compounds capable of killing dangerous bacteria. But the new compounds were not the most important part of his work, Compton says. The important thing is understanding the mechanisms by which those compounds act." Read the full press release.