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Dr. Dinesh M Fernando
Degree(s): BSc Hon, MSc, PhD
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department: Chemical Biology and Therapeutics
Institution: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Work Phone: 901-595-8173
Section Affiliation: Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology
Postdoctoral: Studying the transporters employed by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and mechanisms of action for novel chemical compounds against this pathogen.
Ph.D. Work: Studying the genetic changes to bacterial mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and virulence in pathogenic gram negative strains. Gene regulation for the expression of efflux systems generated by cross resistance.
Keywords: pathogenic bacteria, drug targets, transporters, antibiotic resistance, structure-function