Undergraduate Honored for Discovering C. diff-Eliminating Antibiotic Combination

Emmanuel Fordjour, a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been chosen as one of 60 undergraduate winners to participate in the Council on Undergraduate Research's 2014 Posters on the Hill competition for his discoveries on effective combinations of antibiotics for treating Clostridium difficile, according to a BioNewsTexas report.

After being a regular volunteer at Baylor Medical Center at Irving (Texas), Mr. Fordjour developed an interest in researching C. diff after seeing it in action in the hospital.

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Along with his research partner, Kieu Donan, and overseen by an assistant professor of biology at UT at Arlington, Julian Hurdle, PhD, Mr. Fordjour discovered combining the antibiotic rifaximin and an antibiotic still in U.S. clinical trials — fusidic acid — is more effective against C. diff than either antibiotic alone.

Mr. Fordjour will present his research to members of Congress, Congressional staffers and individuals from select government agencies, according to the report.

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