Our Team

Collaborative teams driving drug discovery from start to finish

ARC is a team of scientists across academia and industry who are ready to fight the war against pathogens. Our goal is to develop innovative, adaptable, and tunable therapeutics to combat drug-resistant and evolving pathogens. In order to counter smart pathogens, not only do we need new and effective therapeutics, but those capable of evolving as pathogens evolve. Thus, we use science and engineering approaches to create innovative, effective, smart therapies that can be delivered quickly.

Founders

Dr. Anushree Chatterjee
University of Colorado Boulder
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dr. Prashant Nagpal
University of Colorado Boulder
Chemical & Biological Engineering

Our Team

In order to accelerate the research and discovery of novel therapies, ARC creates a collaborative network of top scientists and specialists around the world, each working in their own area of expertise. The ARC model divides the developmental process of antibiotic discovery into the following 5 sections.
Therapeutic Discovery: Early-stage Drug Discovery, Rationally-designed Therapies, High-throughput Screening & Testing, Strains & Cell Lines, Drug Delivery, Resistance Evolution
Precision Diagnostics: Rapid Biomarker Discovery, Sequence-based Identification, In-vitro Diagnostics, Nanotechnology, Device Development
Pre-Clinical Trials: Protocol Design, IACUC Approval, Animals Models, Veterinarian Technicians, Toxicology, Pharmacology
Host Response: Human Microbiome, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Immunological Response, Toxicology, Systems Biology
Clinical Trials: Biostatisticians, Clinical Trial Networks, Contract Research Organizations, Physicians, Regulatory Experts

Anushree Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Founder of ARC, CO-ARC
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Prashant Nagpal, Ph.D.
Co-Founder of ARC, CO-ARC
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Nancy Madinger, M.D.
Clinical Microbiologist
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Robert D. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Host-Pathogen Biology
Vector-Borne Disease Center
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Fort Collins
Stefan Pukatzki, Ph.D.
Dept of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
C. Wyatt Shields IV, Ph.D.
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Lakshmi Chauhan, M.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Michelle Barron, M.D.
Medical Director for Infection Control & Prevention
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Corrie Detweiler, Ph.D.
Dept of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Laurel Hind, Ph.D.
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Vikas Patel, M.D.
Dept of Orthopedics
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Christopher Kleck, M.D.
CU Spine Center
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Breck A. Duerkop, Ph.D.
Dept of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Joel Kralj, Ph.D.
Dept of Molecular, Cellular, & 
Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Timothy Whitehead, Ph.D.
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Martin I. Voskuil, Ph.D.
Dept of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz
School of Medicine
Edward B. Chuong, Ph.D.
Dept of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Alexander Horswill, Ph.D.
Dept of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz
Sadhana Sharma, Ph.D.
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael J. Schurr, Ph.D.
Dept of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz

Colorado Education & Outreach

ARMOR, the Antimicrobial Resistance Mediation OutReach Program, is a community-led effort to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance. Check out who's leading the effort in different parts of Colorado. Everyone is encouraged to get involved through this program!

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