Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson

Graduate Student, Osheroff laboratory

Pharm.D., Lipscomb University (2014)

BA, Reinhardt College (2010)


Fluoroquinolones, which target type II topoisomerases in bacteria, are one of the most widely prescribed antibacterials in the world; however, resistance is on the rise. My project focuses on characterizing two new classes of antibacterials that target type II topoisomerases in bacteria: Novel Bacterial Topoisomerase Inhibitors and Mycobacterium tuberculosis gyrase inhibitors. My work will aid in antibacterial drug development to help combat fluoroquinolone resistance in a wide range of bacteria including, Escherichia coli, Neisseria gonorrheoae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.