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Key drug discovery experts from across Florida converge at 2017 UF Drug Discovery Symposium

Published: Sep 26th, 2017

The symposium featured nearly 130 participants and plenary speakers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Scripps Research Institute-Florida and National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Published: Feb 8th, 2017

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development, received the Golden Medal Award for his presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Herbal and Traditional Medicine.

Researchers identify new strategy for discovering colorectal cancer drugs

Published: Mar 16th, 2016

University of Florida pharmacy researchers have identified novel drug targets and a new screening method for drugs affecting the signaling pathways in colorectal cancer.

UF Pharmacy Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry named UFF Preeminence Term Professor

Published: Nov 8th, 2014

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development in the UF College of Pharmacy, was one of two faculty named as the […]

See What Florida Teachers are Saying about Science at UF Health in NIH Common Fund Creative Video Competition

Published: May 4th, 2014

A Florida coastal seaweed could help fend off cancers and inflammatory diseases

Published: Sep 5th, 2013

A new defense against prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the United States, may come from a seaweed found off the coast of Florida. University of Florida […]

UF professor Hendrik Luesch and Lilibeth Salvador

Marine compound shows promise of improved drug treatment for COPD patients

Published: Feb 28th, 2013

Pharmacy researchers at the University of Florida have isolated a new marine compound they believe may lead to improved drug therapies […]

UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

Published: Sep 1st, 2011

University of Florida pharmacy researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer. Writing today in ACS Medicinal […]

New findings on UF marine compound shows versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

New findings on UF marine compound shows versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases. Having already demonstrated its power as an anti-tumor […]

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

A chemical compound made from a type of bacteria discovered in the Florida Keys by a University of Florida pharmacy researcher has shown effectiveness in fighting colon cancer in preclinical […]