What are you currently working on? My current research is on bacterial cell-wall biosynthesis, which is the target of many of our most effective antibacterial agents – such as penicillin. My background was in the areas of enzymology and bio-organic chemistry. I started my research career by looking for an area of high biomedical significance … Continue reading Spotlight Q&A with William Gutheil, Ph.D.
As Kun Cheng, Ph.D., works at devising new biotech drugs for breast cancer, he needs no reminder of how profoundly his research might change the lives of ordinary people. Cheng’s aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer just before he joined the UMKC pharmacy faculty in 2007. “She was only 50 years old, and my uncle … Continue reading A Powerful New Approach
Amy Johnson, who has type 1 diabetes, has already benefitted from research. But if an invention from the UMKC School of Pharmacy can make the leap from lab to real life, Johnson will benefit even more. The 2014 UMKC graduate is currently tethered to the latest-greatest insulin-delivery system: a pager-sized pump connected through a tube … Continue reading Fewer needles, no tubes