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Mary Jackson, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

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My research focuses primarily on the biosynthetic pathways of major cell envelope components, including (lipo)polysaccharides, (glyc​o)lipids, and fatty acids, which play important roles in the physiology and/or pathogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the etiological agent of tuberculosis) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (Mycobacterium abscessus, M. avium, M. ulcerans). Additional research is looking at the mechanisms of resistance to biocides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium leprae (the etiological agent of leprosy) and emerging nontuberculous mycobacterial pathogens (Mycobacterium abscessus, M. avium) and the development of novel anti-mycobacterial therapeutic strategies.

Innovator Patents

US20200331897A1: Chemical Probes to Identify Anti-Mycobacterial MmpL3 Inhibitors.*

US10383848B2: Indole-based therapeutics.*

*Assignee shared with Creighton University.

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