The 2011 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award will be awarded to Douglas A. Mitchell, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois.
This prestigious award honors young innovators that have illustrated promising research with the potential to make a difference in the health care industry. Recipients receive $1.5 million over the course of 5 years to assist them with furthering their research.
Mitchell's research focuses on using chemical methods to study the mechanisms that contribute to bacterial virulence and antibiotic resistance.
To learn more about Mitchell's research, visit the Illinois News Bureau article