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The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. He is conducting the research with a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Smith noted that the spike of drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, is a result of years of overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans, livestock and agriculture.

Smith is the UT Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. He also is director of the UT-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics.

Homeland Security News also featured Smith’s research.