Ambrose Lab Research Featured in GEN News and Focus Online

May. 7, 2021

Work in Dr. Elizabeth Ambrose's lab has been featured in recent publications by both Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News and in the German publication Focus Online. The GEN News article "Baltic Amber Gives Rise to Paleopharmaceuticals" highlights how researchers have pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic amber’s therapeutic effects and that could lead to new medicines to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, 

Ambrose and her team say they knew from previous research that there were substances in Baltic amber that might lead to new antibiotics, but they had not been systematically explored. “We have now extracted and identified several compounds in Baltic amber that show activity against gram-positive, antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” she continues, calling Baltic amber a “med chem treasure trove.”