Fighting For the Advancement of Medicine

Fighting For the Advancement of Medicine Fighting For the Advancement of Medicine

Notre Dame Professor Shahriar Mobashery moves toward developing an antibiotic to combat MRSA, a complex infection that can impact most anyone.

MRSA is a nasty bacterial. In the US, on an annual basis, a 100,000 individuals come down with MRSA infections, of which roughly 20,000 individuals die.

Notre Dame Professor Shahriar Mobashery’s work in Chemistry and Biology progresses medical science towards an antibiotic that would effectively combat MRSA in all patients. His research advances solutions for the complex infection and far reaching clinical problem that kills 1 in 5 people who contract it around the globe.

He says, “MSRA is especially insidious because of the way it goes from one person to another it can spread very quickly in locker rooms, in prisons, and nurseries and the like.”

What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series, now in its seventh season, showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.