Research

Dr. Mitton-Fry’s research team is dedicated to inventing cures for multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. The lab focuses primarily on the discovery of Novel Bacterial Topoisomerase Inhibitors (NBTIs), compounds which can overcome resistance by means of their differentiated binding mode. The lab uses the tools of synthetic medicinal chemistry to design and prepare innovative new molecules, and we collaborate broadly to evaluate their biological, pharmaceutical, and toxicological properties.