Welcome to the Chemical Biology of Bacterial Pathogens Laboratory
The main theme of research in the McDevitt group is to understand the roles of metal ions in the biology of bacteria.
Our specific research interests are in:
- Understanding how human bacterial pathogens acquire essential metal ions from the environment
- Characterising the roles of metal ions in bacteria and how the contribute to bacterial pathogenesis
By understanding these fundamental aspects of bacterial chemical biology, our work opens the to developing novel antimicrobials to block essential metal ion pathways and starve invading pathogens of crucial trace metals.