Malvankar receives Hartwell Research Award to target chronic bacterial infections in children

May 15, 2017

Nikhil Malvankar, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, has received a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for biomedical research to advance children’s health. In 80% of persistent infections the principal survival strategy of bacteria is to organize as a thin layer or biofilm, which blocks the action of most antibiotics. “Through this award, we will investigate biofilm formation, and specifically the process of electron transfer that enables bacteria to survive,” he said. Read more about this work.