Department of Plant Biology & Pathology
226B Foran Hall/ Cook Campus
59 Dudley Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office: Room 226B Foran Hall, 848-932-6365
Lab: Room 226 Foran Hall, 732-932-6266
I am a faculty member at Rutgers University, an adjunct Professor at Louisiana State Univerisity and manager of the Center for Gastrointestinal Research at Rutgers featuring the TNO gastrointestinal model. I have over 15 years of experience in academic research in plant biology and botany and 8 years of experience in industrial research in plant biotechnology. I have extensive training in plant biochemistry and plant biotechnology with expertise with the isolation and identification of compounds from medicinal plants using HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, FCPC and preparative HPLC. My current interests are focused on the characterization and study of specific botanical compounds and assessing their mechanisms of action. Currently, I serve as Core Leader of the Botanical Core as part of the Botanical Research Center on Metabolic Syndrome, a collaborative effort between the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Rutgers. My primary activities consist of identifying active compounds within botanical extracts and optimizing the extract as far as standardization and cultivation, and perform quality control assessment of the materials used by the BRC. Based on my experience and skills, I also serve as a co-investigator of the primary BRC project focused on mechanisms of action for Artemisia dracunculus L.
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