Natural Products and Human Health
- Research Highlights -

Research Highlights

  • Validation and discovery of natural products useful for the treatments of:
    • diabetes and metabolic syndrome
    • inflammation
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • leishmaniasis
    • malaria
    • cancer
    • Alzheimer's
    • anti-viral (HIV, etc.)
    • sickle cell anemia
    • health and nutrition
  • Toxin mechanism of action and identification of peptide and/or small molecule inhibitors
  • Extraction, Screening, and bioprospecting methodology development:
    • Screens-to-Nature (field-deployable initial screens for whole plant extracts)
    • Botanical accuracy, biodocumentation and vouchering practices
    • C. elegans, Arabidopsis, Drosophila, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and rodent model systems for toxicity screening
    • Cell lines, e.g. SKOV, Vero cells and macrophages
  • Bioavailability and metabolism
    • Metabolite biomarkers, metabolite bioactivities
  • Development of sustainable agricultural and collection practices for medicinal plants

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