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Informatics Research Seminar: Natural Products Drug Discovery
September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Tracie Locklear, PhD
Presented from NCCU
Broadcast Link: Seminar (There is content, click play button on the bottom left)
At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
The North Carolina Native American Ethnobotany Project is 2-year research investigation of cultural and medicinal plants of significance to Indigenous communities in North Carolina. This lecture highlights several plants with a long history of medicinal use within these communities to fight infections and examines the scientific evidence to support their use by local communities.
Tracie Locklear, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a translational scientist and experienced clinical researcher with a PhD in Pharmacognosy and a strong background in women’s health research. Her research evaluates the role of plant nutrients in human health and wellness. She works closely with communities interested in the reestablishment of healthy food traditions that support healthy living, and food security in rural communities without access to fresh produce.