Professor Helen Zgurskaya
Helen I. Zgurskaya, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Zgurskaya received a M.Sc. Degree in Microbiology from Dnepropetrovsk State University, Ukraine and a Ph.D. Degree in Microbiology from Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation. She subsequently held research appointments at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics (Berlin, Germany), Stanford University Medical School and the University of California at Berkeley. In 2000, Dr. Zgurskaya joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology and an editorial member of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on mechanism of multidrug efflux and antibiotic resistance and seven book chapters. Dr. Zgurskaya and her research group are interested in the mechanisms of bacterial multidrug efflux pumps and permeability of Gram-negative outer membranes.