Kenny Slaught Issues Statements on UCSB Receiving Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Award Date: 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Long-time member and supporter of the UCSB Foundation, Kenny Slaught has recently noted on his blog at KennySlaught.com that “The University of California Santa Barbara announced on May 26, 2016 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations grant winner.”

David Low, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage”. Low’s research focuses on a new way to deal with serious bacterial pathogens that are becoming resistant to many once-powerful antibiotics. According to Kenny Slaught, “He will engineer phage to selectively target and destroy several pathogenic bacteria to prevent enteric diseases in infants”.

News Date: 

Saturday, August 5, 2017