Read about the activities and accomplishments of the MCsquared scientists and our NIH predoctoral fellows in the 2019-2020 Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative Annual Report.
Posted on August 31, 2020
Dr. Zhenquan Jia (Biology) and Dr. Norman Chiu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received new funding from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the project “Novel carbon nanodots for modulation of OxLDL mediated inflammation and inhibition of atherosclerosis.” Dr. Jianjun Wei (Nanoscience) is co-principal investigator on the project.
Posted on August 11, 2020
Dr. Nicholas Oberlies received a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to discover new anticancer drug leads in fungi, specifically those used in fermentation. Fungal cultures have been used for decades in life-saving medicines, most notably penicillin and statins. Still, there are no drugs derived from fungi specifically for fighting cancer.
Posted on July 30, 2020