What's Cooking?


SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

This summer, NPDC researchers Amy Fraley, Andrew Robertson and Ashu Tripathi led a group of U-M undergraduates through entire process of drug development, from environmental collection at the U-M Biological Station, to laboratory extraction, analysis, and eventual application. Learn more about what they accomplished.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Diving for Discovery! Check out the link to get an idea about what we are up to...... 

 SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

The Natural Products Biosciences Initiative is currently seeking outstanding discovery scientists to fill two positions; one at the rank of Assistant Professor, and one at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. We are particularly interested in applications with a focus on natural products research relating to synthetic biology, and the microbiome link to human health and disease. 

 AUGUST 1, 2019

Welcome to Andrew Robertson, our new Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Andrew will be working with the NPDC on new drug discovery projects, starting with the two MDD projects awarded this month. He joins us from the Sherman Lab where he has worked for the past two years. 

 JULY 23, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded funding of two projects, which will utilize the services of the NPDC. The first project award went to Daniel Lawrence, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Basic Research in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Medical School, to discover novel natural products therapeutics for treating fibrotic diseases. The second project award went to James Moon, John Gideon Searle Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, to identify defined natural products to help activate the innate immune system as an anti-tumor response.