On Thursday, March 7, Dr. Mark Liles, professor, Biological Sciences, will present “Drugs From Dirt - Development and Characterization of Novel Antimicrobial Compounds” at the Discover Auburn Lecture Series sponsored by Auburn University Libraries. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
Dr. Liles’ research seeks to address the many disease-causing organisms that are resistant to current drug therapies. Researchers will test and develop new therapeutic strategies for treating infectious diseases through the study of antibiotic-producing bacterial cultures they have discovered in soil. These are potentially life-saving antibiotics that could have application in human medicine, agriculture, and veterinary practice.
A reception will follow the lecture and the public is welcome.