报告人：Leslie Gunatilaka 教授
报告题目：Discovery of Natural Products-Based Anticancer and Other Bioactive Agents from Plants and Symbiotic Fungi
报告时间：2019年7月5日（星期五）上午10:00 - 11:00
Leslie Gunatilaka is Professor at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Natural Products Center in the University of Arizona. He is also Adjunct Professor of Department of Nutritional Sciences, and a member of the Arizona Cancer Center. He is a member of several professional societies, editorial boards, and pharmaceutical company advisory groups. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy, and the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka. Dr.Gunatilaka has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and over 150 communications in natural product science to his credit. He is the recipient of CaPCURE award for “dedication to ending prostate cancer as a riskfor all men and their families” (2000), Research Faculty of the Year Award ofthe UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2003), the UA Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award (2005), and the UA Leading Edge Researcher Award for Innovative Research (2012). He has delivered over 100 invited lectures worldwide. His current research interests include discovery, identification of protein targets, and structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies of natural product-based drugs to treat cancer,neurodegenerative, and other diseases from plants, and plant- and lichen-associated microorganisms, maximization of chemistry diversity andproduction of microbial and plant secondary metabolites, and scientific investigation of medicinal plants and herbal supplements.