Collaboration key to solving medicine’s thorniest problems

Pharmacy researcher Khaled Barakat's research involves creating computer models to help develop potential new treatments for everything from hepatitis C and cancer to COVID-19. Barakat says the lessons he learned in his two years as a post-doctoral researcher in Michael Houghton's lab have served him well as he heads his own research group at the U of A. (Photo: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Reading Time: 5 minutes For Khaled Barakat, a focus on teamwork and patient needs has led to breakthroughs in the search for cancer therapies, antivirals and safer drugs