Tag: Carrie Garvey

  • Synthesis of KasA Enzyme Inhibitors to Induce Tuberculosis Cell Death

    By Carrie Garvey Faculty Mentor: Dr. Davis Oldham Abstract The World Health Organization names TB the 13th leading cause of death and the second leading infectious killer in the world, with current drugs becoming less effective as the cells grow more resistant. The KasA protein in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) catalyzes a four-step fatty acid elongation…