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Kingston's Laboratory 

 

Research

 

Our lab uses a variety of approaches to develop drugs from natural products.  We collaborate with biologists and microbiologists to discover and develop potential drugs for treatment of cancer, malaria, leishmaniasis, and human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), and we also work to develop improved methods of drug delivery. These approaches are illustrated by the projects below.

 

Antimalarial Natural Product Drug Discovery

 

Exploring the Merck library of natural product extracts to find and study potential new antimalarial agents

 

Anticancer Natural Products Drug Discovery

 

Using novel bioassay to discover inhibitors of the proteasome

 

Drug Delivery

Using gold nanoparticles to deliver anticancer drugs directly to the tumor site


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VA Tech Center for Drug Discovery

Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

 

The mission of the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery (VTCDD) is:

  • To advance the growth and stature of drug discovery and delivery research at Virginia Tech.
  • To assist VT faculty members initiate basic and applied drug discovery and delivery research.
  • To foster a dynamic environment that promotes the recruitment of high quality faculty and students
  • To vigorously pursue continuing education and economic growth through outreach activities with industry and government agencies.