Dr. Elizabeth Ambrose and Grad Student Connor McDermott Presenting on Paleopharma at ACS Spring 2021

Apr. 5, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Ambrose and Connor McDermott, a graduate student in Dr. Ambrose's lab, will be presenting their research on paleopharmaceuticals from baltic amber at the spring 2021 meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). As Dr. Ambrose explained in a press release to the ACS,

“We knew from previous research that there were substances in Baltic amber that might lead to new antibiotics, but they had not been systematically explored,” says Elizabeth Ambrose, Ph.D., who is the principal investigator of the project. “We have now extracted and identified several compounds in Baltic amber that show activity against gram-positive, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”

You can read more about their research here