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Development of Alternative Strategies of Chemotherapy for TB

Kanury Rao of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in India is testing small molecule inhibitors of host proteins required for M. tuberculosis to survive and replicate within host cells. Identifying and optimizing compounds that target host proteins could lead to new drug therapies for tuberculosis that are effective even against multidrug-resistant bacterial strains. This grant was selected through India's IKP Knowledge Park and their IKP-GCE program.

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