[PAST EVENT] Chemistry Seminar: Emily Mevers: VT Center for Drug Discovery

September 17, 2021
3pm - 4pm
Location
Integrated Science Center (ISC), Room 1127
540 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Picture of Dr. Mevers and an image from the Drug Discovery Lab at VTech University.

Did you know that over 65% of approved small molecule drugs originate from natural sources? Dr. Mevers studies ecological systems to uncover new bioactive natural products & unravel biological mysteries. Some of the natural environments she explores are in the ocean! The Mevers Lab uses a function-first approach to discover novel natural products from underexplored environmental niches that self-select for production of biologically active small molecules. As an example, they investigate marine egg mass microbiomes for metabolites that deter predation. Could these compounds serve as therapeutic leads to treat cancer and infections?

Also, hear about VTech Grad School positions opening in her lab!


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