Nowrin Hoque and Jaryd Sullivan

Masters students
Supervisor: Dr. Marcel Behr
Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Congratulations to two students in Dr. Behr’s lab who earned Cystic Fibrosis Canada studentships in the same competition! Nowrin Hoque previously worked in Dr. Dao Nguyen’s laboratory. She is looking at whether new drugs developed to fight tuberculosis can also benefit patients with disease due to related non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), more commonly seen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Jaryd Sullivan’s project involves developing a new method to determine whether drugs bind to the bacterial target, in collaboration with the Structural Genomics Consortium. The goal of his project is to discover novel compounds that can be used to combat NTM infections in CF patients.