Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh, Faculty member in the Biology department, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Tuberculosis Research (ITR) at the University of Illinois Chicago in the College of Pharmacy. You can learn more about her work in this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-E7gVPilU
She has recently received two grants: as principal investigator (PI) from Potts Memorial Foundation to work on MtFBPase (Rv1099c): A Promising Target for Tuberculosis Chemotherapy. She has also received a grant as Co-PI from Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC), to work on High-throughput screening and validation of inhibitors against M. tuberculosis class II FBPase.
She has published several papers on this target as the senior corresponding author, one was published in PLOS ONE Journal. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0138436
Several enzymes involved in central carbon metabolism and gluconeogenesisplay a critical role in survival and pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) .