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Bill Wuest, PhD

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GRA Distinguished Investigator
Department of Chemistry
Emory University

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Atlanta, Georgia, 30322

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Bill began his independent career as an Assistant Professor at Temple University and in 2016 was named the Daniel Swern Early Career Professor of Chemistry. In 2017, he then moved to Emory University where he is currently a GRA Distinguished Investigator in the Department of Chemistry. His research focuses on the development of chemical tools to better understand bacteria with a specific focus on anti-virulence targets and narrow-spectrum therapeutics. Recently, the group has focused on Gram-negative pathogens and Pseudomonas specifically for the treatment of immunocompromised patients and those with Cystic Fibrosis. Bill is the recipient of a number of awards including the NIH ESI Maximizing Investigators Research Award (MIRA), NSF CAREER Award, the ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award, the Young Investigator Award from the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, the New Investigator Award from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, and the Thieme Journal of Chemistry Award.

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  • BS, University of Notre Dame, Chemistry/Business, 2003
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Organic Chemistry, 2008
  • NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Bioorganic Chemistry, 2008-2011

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