Alternative Therapeutics

We understand “Alternative Therapeutics” as unconventional approaches to the treatment of common diseases like obesity, inflammation, and cancer. Faculty in the Department are developing novel strategies for treating obesity by targeted engineering of gut microbiota, determining the molecular basis of therapeutic activity of natural products (plant polyphenols, e.g., curcumin; omega-3 fatty acids), and developing innovative strategies for drug delivery. We employ a broad range of techniques in our laboratories, including molecular biology, analytical biochemistry, and chemical synthesis. We use animal models as proof-of-concept and for understanding therapeutic mechanisms and we also design and perform human clinical pharmacology studies. 

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Secondary Faculty