Drug repurposing to combat a global bacterial zoonosis

Project Start Year
2021
Project Area of Research
Project Description

Our project aims to evaluate a new drug to treat brucellosis, an infectious disease transmissible to humans by certain domestic animals (cows or goats). This debilitating disease affects around 1 million new people each year. The advantage of this candidate drug is that it is already being used to treat another disease, which would significantly reduce the costs and validation time to be able to use it to control brucellosis.

UC PI
Renee Tsolis
Renée Tsolis
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis
France PI
Anne Keriel
Anne Keriel
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM​)/ Université de Montpellier