Biology

Natural Products Chemistry

Natural products chemistry is the study of substances produced by living organisms. Research can help improve the understanding of biological processes or identify compounds that may lead to the development of new drugs.

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Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Multidisciplinary marine biomedical research.

Focused on the biosynthesis and bioengineering of marine microbial natural products and in the discovery of new enzyme biocatalysts.

Biology News

Aug 25, 2020 add description

Acidic Fish Eyes See Better

'Gas-gland' in the head of fish helps boost oxygen to the eyes

Aug 17, 2020 add description

All-Female Science Party aboard R/V Sally Ride Continues 71-year CalCOFI Measurement Series

Researchers honor pioneering astronaut and legacy of iconic science pr...

Jun 19, 2020 add description

Research Highlight: Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier

Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the...