Biological Engineering Experts Receive Gates Foundation Grant

Northwestern University Professors Linda Broadbelt and Keith Tyo received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Nov. 7.  Tyo is a metabolic engineering expert and Broadbelt is chair of the department of chemical and biological engineering. The researchers won a grant to produce cheaper HIV drugs. Tyo describes two types of HIV drugs: first line drugs and second line drugs which are much more costly.

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