Members of the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products program are fully engaged in graduate and undergraduate teaching.
- Dr. James Simon
- Dr. Qing-Li Wu
- Member, Graduate Faculty in Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy
- Dr. H. Rodolfo Juliani
In both the Plant Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Programs, incoming graduate students are required to do a series of lab rotations to become familiar with the wide array of research that is being conducted and to identify the correct match between major professors and students. At NUANPP, we host graduate students for these rotations, and welcome this opportunity to work with new students.
- Introduction to Ethnobotany (Course: 11: 776: 205)
- Lead instructors are Dr. Jim Simon and Dr. Lena Struwe. Spring Semesters, alternative years. 3 credits, lower division undergraduate course in Plant Science.
- Principles of Botany (11:776:210 )
- Fall Semesters. Led by Dr. Adolfina Koroch, 4 Credits, upper division undergraduate course.
- This course is designed to provide students with fundamentals of plant anatomy, physiology and development and characteristics of the major groups within Fungi, Protista and Plantae Kingdoms with considerations of the evolutionary and ecological relationships.
- Medicinal Plants (11:776:312 )
- Fall, every year. Led by Dr. James Simon, Dr. Qing-Li Wu, and Dr. Rodolfo Juliani.
- Use of plants for medicinal and other purposes; poisonous plants; cross-cultural aspects; chemistry and biological significance of natural products; natural products from higher plants in modern medicine.
- Plants and Human Health (Course 11:015:408).
- Lead instructor Dr. Qingli Wu, with Jim Simon. senior level undergraduate colloquia for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Spring Semesters, 3 credits.
- This course is designed to strengthen students skills in critical thinking and analysis, public speaking and individual and group research projects focused on the health and nutritional aspects of foods, spices and medicinal plants/dietary supplements. Prior coursework in nutrition, physiology, chemistry, and medicinal plants or related courses are recommended.