Shahriar Mobashery

Shahriar Mobashery

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Navari Family Professor in Life Sciences

Office: 423 Nieuwland Science Hall
Phone: 574-631-2933

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Areas of Expertise

Resistance to antibiotics, superbugs, development of novel antibiotics, diabetic wound healing, cancer metastasis

Mobashery is a world-renowned expert in antibiotic resistance and enzyme inhibitors. His research interests encompass studies of mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics and the means to circumvent them, development of complex antibiotics, studies of the mechanism of action of these antibiotics, and investigations of complex microbial systems such as the outer membrane and the cell wall. In addition, Mobashery and his research group are interested in the molecular mechanism of cancer metastasis and its intervention by rational design of molecules that interfere with the growth and spread of tumors. He serves on numerous governmental and industrial panels, as well as on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and holds eight patents and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Fighting for the Advancement of Medicine


Obama’s proposed spending to combat antibiotic resistance is ‘significant’


New antibiotic holds promise against antibiotic-resistant infections
Notre Dame chemists discover new class of antibiotics
New Notre Dame research offers new insights into the nature of important human pathogen
Notre Dame research finding may help accelerate diabetic wound healing
Notre Dame researchers uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in MRSA
New paper calls for strong steps to tackle antibiotic resistance
Notre Dame researchers demonstrate antibiotic sensing event central to MRSA antibiotic resistance
Notre Dame chemist sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria
New paper sheds light on bacterial cell wall recycling
Researchers analyze how new anti-MRSA antibiotics function
Mobashery receives Astellas Award
Mobashery, Merz named AAAS fellows
Discovery sheds light on the nature of the bacterial cell wall and how antibiotics work
New antibiotics show promise against superbugs
New Antibiotics Successful against Superbugs
ND researchers study molecule that may lead to new treatments for diseases


LiveScience — CRE Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
International Business Times — Antibiotic Resistance: Why Aren’t Drug Companies Developing New Medicines To Stop Superbugs?
LiveScience — How Science Is Outwitting Antibiotic Resistance
Scientific American — Common Antibiotic, Losing Effectiveness, May Be Revived by Chemical Tweak — Chemists discover new class of antibiotics
United Press International — New class of antibiotics may fight superbugs such as MRSA
South Bend Tribune — Notre Dame researchers discover new class of antibiotics