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Richard H. Ebright

Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University.

Richard H. Ebright, Ph.D., is Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology.  He directs a laboratory of approximately fifteen postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and technicians and serves as project leader on two National Institutes of Health research grants ("Bacterial Transcription Complexes" and "Therapeutics for Drug-Resistant Bacteria").

His research focusses on the structure, mechanism, and regulation of bacterial transcription complexes, and on the development of inhibitors of bacterial transcription as antituberculosis agents and broad-spectrum antibacterial agents.  His research employs tools of structural biology, biophysics, and drug-discovery.

He received his A.B. (Biology, summa cum laude) and Ph.D. (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) degrees from Harvard University.  He performed graduate research at Harvard and the Institut Pasteur and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows.  In 1987, he was appointed as a Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute and a faculty member at Rutgers University.  From 1997 to 2013, he was co-appointed as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Richard H. Ebright News

Breaches at UK labs handling potentially deadly diseases

Guardian - 04-Dec-2014

100 safety incidents in 5 years including live anthrax being accidentally posted Grand Challenge ...