Drs. Gunda Georg and Shameem Syeda Featured in the Star Tribune

Mar. 21, 2018

Drs. Gunda Georg and Shameem Syeda have been featured on the front page of the Star Tribune's Science and Health section discussing the process of researching and developing a male birth control pill. While the article highlights the recent promising results from testing ouabain - a plant extract that has long been used by African hunters to create poison-tipped arrows - it also notes that, "Ouabain is just one of a handful of male contraceptive projects that Georg and Syeda are working on simultaneously. They also are researching retinoic acid receptors — which can repress or activate gene expression — and CatSper ion channels, among other targets of male fertility." You can read more about the Georg team's efforts here