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Dr. Raymond J. Andersen
Department of Chemistry
Earth & Ocean Sciences

Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Novel Organic Metabolites Produced by Marine Organisms

Marine invertebrates and bacteria are continually collected from tropical and cold temperate ocean habitats and their extracts are screened for novel cytotoxic secondary metabolites that are potential leads for the development of new anticancer drugs. Marine invertebrate and microbial extracts are being examined as a source of i) novel protein phosphatase and protein kinase inhibitors, ii) novel antimitotic agents, and iii) new cell cycle check point inhibitors.

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