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Dr. Nicholas Oberlies

photo of OberliesDr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received additional funding from The Ohio State University for the project “Anticancer agents from Diverse Natural products sources.” This project is supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute.

Funding for the project will be used to screen filamentous fungi for anticancer activity. Promising extracts will be grown on a larger scale. Hits will be pursued via bioactivity-directed fractionation until pure compounds are isolated/characterized.

Oberlies completed a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Miami University and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy from Purdue University. The Oberlies research group focuses on the isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds from natural sources, including those from both fungal cultures and plants.