Helen Zgurskaya is an expert in bacterial efflux pumps and antibiotic resistance. She is currently George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma in the USA and leads a research programme on antibiotic resistance, multidrug efflux mechanisms, and efflux pump inhibitors.

Helen was a research microbiologist at the University of California at Berkeley between 1998 and 2000, before joining the University of Oklahoma in 2000, first as an assistant professor and then a full professor in 2007.

Helen has written more than 60 papers, several book chapters and is a co-editor on a book. She has helped prepare various conferences, been a member of different study sections at the National Institute of Health and reviewed proposals for the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others. She is an associate editor of the ACS Infectious Diseases journal and a member of the editorial board of the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Frontiers in Microbiology journals.

Helen received her MSc in microbiology from Dnepropetrovsk State University, Ukraine in 1989, and a PhD in microbiology from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation in 1992.

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