Grants and Awards Archive

2014 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award

Rachel Mata, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
“My Experiences in the Study of Selected Mexican Medicinal Plants and Fungi”

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals

Ray Cooper, Ph.D., Hong Kong Polytechnic University
” Natural Products and Botanical Medicines: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges”

2013 JNP Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Xiangyang Liu, Sreya Biswas, Michael G. Berg, Christopher M. Antapli, Feng Xie, Qi Wang, Man-Chang Tang, Gong-Li Tang, Lixin Zhang, Gideon Dreyfuss, and Yi-Qiang Cheng (Departments of Biological Sciences and of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI), “Genomics-Guided Discovery of Thailanstatins A, B, and C As Pre-mRNA Splicing Inhibitors and Antiproliferative Agents from Burkholderia thailandensis MSMB43,” J. Nat. Prod., 2013, 76 (4), 685-693. DOI 10.1021/np300913h

2013 JNP Jack L. Beal Award

Soohyun Um, Young-Joo Kim, Hyuknam Kwon, He Wen, Seong-Hwan Kim, Hak Cheol Kwon, Sunghyouk Park, Jongheon Shin, and Dong-Chan Oh (Natural Products Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea), “Sungsanpin, a Lasso Peptide from a Deep-Sea Streptomycete,” J. Nat. Prod., 2013, 76 (5), pp 873–879. DOI: 10.1021/np300902g

Kilmer Prize

K.H. Almabruk, Ph.D., Oregon State University

Matt Suffness Young Investigator’s Award

Roger Linington, Ph.D., University California Santa Cruz
“Connecting Phenotype and Chemotype: Development of an Integrated Platform for the Direct Predictiobn of Natural Product Modes of Action”

D. John Faulkner Award

Xinyu Liu, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

ASP Research Starter Grants

Ben Philmus, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Michael Bradaric, Ph.D., Chicago State University
Becky Wílliams, Ph.D., Utah State University

ASP Student Research Award

T.E. EI-Elimat, University of North Carolina

ASP Undergraduate Research Grants

Edem Tchegnon, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Matia Saeedian, University of California-San Diego

Active Member Travel Award

E. Malgorzata-Grzelat, University of Illinois – Chicago
U. Murioz-Acuna, Ohio State University
Joo-Wan Nam, Ph.D., University of Illinois – Chicago
Shi-Biao Wu, Lehman College, City University of New York

ASP Student Travel Awards

Vincent Sica, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Dongdong Wang, Griffith University-Australia
Yang Sheng, Oregon State University
Nicole Eggers, Ohio State University
Abraham Badariaga-Mazon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Jacqueline Fries, University of South Florida
Karina Szymulanska-Ramamurty, University of Illinois-Chicago
Rahul M. Shah, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Lynn Brady Student Travel Award

K. Hagiwara, University of Hawaii-Hilo

ASP David Carew Student Travel Award

Long Xia, Virginia Tech University

ASP Waqar Bhatti Student Travel Award

Amber Gunderwala, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

ASP Jerry McLaughlin Student Travel Award

Danielle Demers, University of South Florida
Mayuramas Sang-ngem, University of Hawaii-Hilo
Yang Liu, University of Illinois-Chicago

2013 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award

Satoshi Omura, Kitasato Institute, Japan
“Discovery, Investigation and Development of Microbial Metabolites”

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals

Joseph Betz, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
“Nature Exposed to our Method of Questioning: Reliability of Natural Product Measurements”

2012 JNP Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Xiaoying Bian, Alberto Plaza, Youming Zhang, and Rolf Müller.* Luminmycins A–C, Cryptic Natural Products from Photorhabdus luminescens Identified by Heterologous Expression in Escherichia coli. Journal of Natural Products 75(9): 1652–1655.

2012 JNP Jack L. Beal Award

Nahyun Kim, Kemok Kim, DongHyuck Lee, Yoo-Soo Lee, Kyong-Hwan Bang, Seon-Woo Cha, Jae Won Lee, Hyung-Kyoon Choi, Bang Yeon Hwang, and Dongho Lee.* Nontargeted Metabolomics Approach for Age Differentiation and Structure Interpretation of Age-Dependent Key Constituents in Hairy Roots of Panax ginseng. J. Nat. Prod. 2012, 75, 1777-1784.

Kilmer Prize

Not awarded

Matt Suffness Award

Kerry McPhail, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
“Investigations of the Structure and Function of Macrocyclic Microbial Natural Products”

ASP Student Research Award

Rana Montaser, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

ASP Research Starter Grants

Stephen Deyrup, Siena College,Loudonville, NY
Kevin Tidgewell, Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA
Kimberly White, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

ASP Undergraduate Research Grants

Cynthia Holland,Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Andrew Osborn, Oregon State University

Lynn Brady Student Travel Awards

Christine M. Theodore, University of Oklahoma
Vanida Choomuenwai, Griffith University
Rasika Phansalkar, University of Illinois at Chicago

ASP David Carew Student Travel Award

Yixi Liu,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ASP Waqar Bhatti Student Travel Award

Navid Adnani, University of Wisconsin, Madison

ASP D. John Faulkner Award

Not awarded

ASP Jerry McLaughlin Student Travel Award

Martha Leyte-Lugo, Universidad National Autónoma de Mexico

ASP Travel Award for Active Members

Hsiao-Ching Lin, University of California at Los Angeles
Shengxin Cai, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Lin Du, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Linfeng Li, University of Colorado, Denver
Yanti, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Graduate Student Travel Award

Lawrence Januar, University of California at San Diego
Muyuramas Sang-ngem, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Seong-Hwan Kim, Seoul National University
Glendy Polanco Hernández, Universidad de Biotecnologia CICY, Mexico
Jose Rivera-Chavez, Universidad National Autónoma de Mexico
Skylar Carlson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Poster Awards

2012 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award
Chris Ireland, University of Utah
“Discovery, Investigation and Development of Microbial Metabolites”

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals
Roy Upton, President, American Herbal Pharmacopeia
“Nature Exposed to our Method of Questioning: Reliability of Natural Product Measurements”

2011 JNP Arthur E. Schwarting Award
Tadeusz (Ted) Molinski, University of San Diego
“Brandon Morinaka, Tadeusz Molinski. Xestoproxamines A-C from Xestospongia proxima. Assignment of absolute stereostructure of the bis-piperidine alkaloids by integrated degradation-CD analysis. J. Nat. Prod. 2011, 74, 430-440.”

 2011 JNP Jack L. Beal Award
Nadja B. Cech, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
“Hiyas A Junio, Arlene A. Sy-Cordero, Keivan A. Ettefagh, Johnna T. Burns, Kathryn T. Micko, Tyler N. Graf, Scott J. Richter, Robert E. Cannon, Nicholas H. Oberlies, and Nadja B. Cech. Synergy-directed fractionation of botanical medicines: A case study with goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). J. Nat. Prod. 2011, 74, 1621-1629.”

Kilmer Prize
Lilibeth A. Salvador, University of Florida

Matt Suffness Award
Phil Williams, University of Hawaii

ASP Student Research Award
Deborah Esposito, AESOP, Rutgers University

ASP Research Starter Grants
Bela Peethambaran, University of the Sciences
Amy Lane, University of Florida
Robert Keyzers, Victoria University of Wellington

ASP Undergraduate Research Grants
Maxine Tan, University of California-San Diego (Brad Moore, mentor)
Tyler Sevco, University of Pittsburgh (X. Liu, mentor)

Lynn Brady Student Travel Awards
Rachel M. Hartley, University of Texas
Tom Wyche, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeffrey Noro, University of New South Wales

ASP David Carew Student Travel Award
Emily Meyers, SIO University of California-San Diego

ASP Waqar Bhatti Student Travel Award
Rana Montaser, University of Florida

ASP D. John Faulkner Award
Marcy Balunas, University of Connecticut

ASP Travel Award for Active Members
Yit-Heng Chooi, University of California-Los Angeles
Ulyana Munoz-Acuna, Ohio State University
Charlotte Simmler, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xinyu Liu, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Student Travel Award
Mike Caspers, University of Kansas
Neal Goebel, Oregon State University
Oliver Vining, Oregon State University
Stephen Parrish, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Shangwen Luo, University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew G. Newsome, University of Illinois at Chicago
Job Tchoumtchoua, University of Athens
Jessica Ponder, University of Colorado
Tammi Vasiljevik, University of Kansas
Kevin Lewellyn, University of Mississippi
Jason Woodhouse, University of New South Wales
John Kim, San Jose State University
Patrick Still, Ohio State University

Student Poster Awards

Kimberly Auker,The University of Mississippi
“Structual elucidation of complex carbohydrates from cranberry”
Enitome E. Bafor, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde
“Systematic isolation and metabolomic analysis of uterine active compounds from the leaf extracts of Ficus exasperata (Moraceae)”
Dalia Goldhaber,
In vitro morphogenetic responses and comparative analysis of phthalides in the highly valued medicinal plant Ligusticum porteri
Douglas Marchbank, University of Prince Edward Island
“Investigating the anti-tubercular mechanism of action of pseudopteroxazole: an activity-based photolabeling approach”
Karen Van DerMolen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“”Chemical epigenetics induce additional secondary metabolites in a filamentous fungus”

2011 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award
Murray Monroe and John Blunt, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals
Ikhlas A. Khan, University of Mississippi

Schwarting and Beal Awards
Arthur E. Schwarting Award
Dr. Bill Gerwick, University of California, San Diego

Jack L. Beal Award
Dr. Kerry McPhail, Oregon State University
Dr. Rich Fitch, Indiana State University

Matt Suffness Award
Dr. Pieter C. Dorrestein, University of California, San Diego

Research Starter Grants
Dr. Brian T. Murphy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Marcy J. Balunas, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Kilmer Prize
Mr. Hahk-Soo Kang, University of Illinois, Chicago

Student Research Award
Ms. Valerie Clark, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom

Undergraduate Research Award
Ms. Roxanne Smoker, Concord University, Athens, West Virginia

Lynn Brady Travel Award
Ms. Feifei Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Kelly Peach, University of California, Santa Cruz, California
Simi Adiv, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

David Carew Travel Award
Mr. Alejandro Preciado, University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Hawai’i

D. John Faulkner Travel Award
Dr. Brian T. Murphy, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Travel Grant for Active Members
Dr. José G. Napolitano, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Ms. Emily Whitson, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Wendy Lynn Popplewell, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Student Travel Grant
Mr. Juan J. Araya, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Ms. Joo-Wan Nam, Ewha Women’s University, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Mr. J. Alan Maschek, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Wei Gao, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Li Dong, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Ms. Jessica Bame, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

2010 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award
A. Douglas Kinghorn, Ohio State University
“The relevance of higher plants in lead compound discovery programs”

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals
Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council
“Herbal medicine in North America: The development of nonprofit educational and advocacy programs of the American Botanical Council and how they were influenced by Prof. Varro E. Tyler”

Matt Suffness Young Investigator Award
Eric Schmidt, University of Utah
“Supply and genetic modification of ‘symbiotic’ natural products”

Research Starter Grant
Katherine Maloney, Harvey Mudd College

Jennifer Anthony, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Kilmer Prize
Ahmed Orabi Elnager, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Student Research Award
Julia Strathmann, German Cancer Research Center
“Xanthohumol-induced transient O2-formation triggers cancer cells into apoptosis via a mitochondria-mediated mechanism”

Travel Grants for Active Members
Kevin Tidgewell, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego

M. Florencia Rodriguez Brasco, University of Illinois at Chicago

Leonel Rojo, Biotech Center, Rutgers University

Student Travel Grants
Zhuang Jin, University of Louisville

Justyna Sikorska, Ohio State University

Fernando Gabriel Brindis Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City

Feng Qiu, University of Illinois at Chicago

Wadim Matochko, University of Winnepeg

Feng He, City University of New York

Lynn Brady Travel Awards
Wanli Lu, Oregon State University
“Functional analysis of the pactamycin biosynthetic gene cluster and engineered production of pactamycin analogs”

Mudit Mudit, University of Louisiana at Monroe
“Marine-derived anti-metastatic lead phenylmethylene hydantoins: Discovery, development and optimization studies”

Niclas Engene, Scripps Institute of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate Research Awards
Tyler Atchison, University of Winnepeg

Taryn O’Neill, University of New Brunswick, Saint John

Eugenia Dzib Reyes, Unidad de Biotecnologia Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan

2009 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Deborah M. Roll,* Laurel R. Barbieri, Ramunas Bigelis, Leonard A. McDonald, Daniel A. Arias, Li-Ping Chang, Maya P. Singh, Scott W. Luckman, Thomas J. Berrodin, and Matthew R. Yudt.
“The lecanindoles, nonsteroidal progestins from the terrestrial fungus Verticillium lecanii 6144. J. Nat. Prod. 2009, 72, 1944-1948.

2009 Jack L. Beal Award

Leena Pohjala, Sami Alakurtti, Tero Ahola, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, and Päivi Tammela*.
“Betulin-derived compounds as inhibitors of alphavirus replication.” J. Nat. Prod. 2009, 72, 1917-1926.

2009 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award
Dr. Kuo-Hsiung Lee, University of North Carolina

“Discovery and Development of Natural Product-Derived Chemotherapeutic Agents Based on a Medicinal Chemistry Approach”

Varro Tyler Prize for Research on Botanicals

Dr. Adolf Nahrstedt, University of Münster

“Lessons Learned from Herbal Medicinal Products – The Example of St. John’s Wort”
Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Shengmin Sang, North Carolina Central University

“Stability and Bioavailability Issues in Understanding the cancer preventive Effects of Tea Polyphenols”

Research Starter Grants

Dr. Angela Calderón, University of Auburn

Pf Thioredoxin Reductase Screening-Based Lead Identification for Malaria”

Dr. Glenroy (Dean) Martin, University of West Florida

“Isolation of New Bioactive Compounds from Microbial Symbionts of Marine Invertebrates”

Student Research Awards

Ms. Jessica Keffer, Georgetown University

“Drug-resistant antibacterial fatty acids isolated from the marine sponge, Siliquariaspongia sp.”

Mr. Jason Kwan, University of Florida

“Grassystatins, TACE (ADAM17) Inhibitors from the Marine Cyanobacterium Lyngbya confervoides

Kilmer Prize (and Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award)

Mr. Mohamed Donia, University of Utah

“A Phylogenetic Model for Cyanobactin Pathways Allows Prediction of Structures and Genes”

Undergraduate Research Awards

Ms. Diana Plutchak, UCLA

Advisor: Brad Moore

“Probing the Role of b-Oxidation in the Switch between Cyclomarin and Cyclomarazine Biosynthesis by in vitro Pathway Reconstruction”

Ms. Jessica Bame, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Advisor: Nadja Cech

“Identifiation of Novel Antibacterial Agents from Natural Products”

Mr. Chaz Barit, University of Hawaii Hilo

Advisor: Leng Chee Chang

“Evaluation of Hawaiian Medicinal Plants for Inhibitory Activity on Nitric Oxide Production in Lipopolysaccharide-Activated Macrophages”

D. John Faulkner Award

Dr. Glenroy (Dean) Martin, University of West Florida

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Marcy Balunas, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama

Dr. Laura Bystrom, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Dr. Thushara Diyabalanage, NCI

Dr. Ah-Reum Han, The Ohio State University

Dr. Ranjala Ratnayake, NCI

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Mr. Adam Kavalier, City University of New York

Ms. Katharine Watts, University of California Santa Cruz

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students

Ms. Jenna Benson, University of Montana

Mr. Jon Henrikson, University of Oklahoma

Ms. Jaime Noguez, University of South Florida

Ms. Lisa Pan, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mr. Andrew Schultz, University of California San Diego

Mr. Michael Smanski, University of Wisconsin

Ms. Megan Sturdy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Laura Wright, University of Arizona

Mr. Celso Almeida, University of Bonn

Mr. P. Matthew Joyner, University of Oklahoma

Mr. Madan Kharel, University of Kentucky

Ms. Michelle Kim, University of California Davis

Mr. Brandon Morinaka, University of California San Diego

Ms. Julia Muenchhoff, University of New South Wales

Mr. Xi Shao, Rutgers University

Mr. Chris Thornburg, Oregon State University

Ms. Ella Zafrir, Tel Aviv University

Mr. Jielu Zhao, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ms. Kim Bean, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mr. Ye Deng, The Ohio State University

Ms. Daphne Bernice Dominguez Carmona, Unidad de Biotechnologia, Yucatan

Mr. Chad Iverson, University of Winnipeg

Mr. J. Brian Morgan, University of Mississippi

Ms. Catherine Roullier, Université de Rennes 1

Ms. Priscilla Winder, Florida Atlantic University

2008 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

P.J. Stephens, J.J. Pan, F.J. Devlin, and J.R. Cheeseman. “Determination of the Absolute Configurations of Natural Products Using TDDFT Optical Rotation Calculations: The Iridoid Oruwacin.” J. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 285-288.

2008 Jack L. Beal Award

Beatrice Adams, Peter Pörzgen, Emily Pittman, Wesley Y. Yoshida, Hans E. Westenburg and F. David Horgen. “Isolation and Structure Determination of Malevamide E, a Dolastatin 14 Analogue, from the Marine Cyanobacterium Symploca laete-viridisJ. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 750-754.

2008 ASP Award Winners

Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award

Dr. Phil Crews, University of California Santa Cruz
“Discovery of Inspirational Marine Natural Products: Some Effective Paradigms and Significant Outcomes”

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Thomas Prisinzano, University of Kansas
“Natural Products as Neuropharmacological Tools: Discovery and Development of Novel Agents to Treat Drug Abuse”

Research Starter Grant

Dr. Roger Linington, University of California Santa Cruz
“Chemical Genomics Approaches to Target Identification in Plasmodium falciparum”

Student Research Award/Kilmer Prize

No awards this year

Undergraduate Research Awards

Ms. Kristen Wheeler, University of South Florida
Advisor: Dr. Bill Baker
“Bioactivity Studies of Antarctic Ecdysteroids”

Mr. Daniel Kozera, University of Winnipeg
Advisor: Dr. Athar Ata
“Fungal Transformations of Pseudopterosins”

D. John Faulkner Award

Dr. John Berger, Montclair State University

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Tanja Goedecke, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Esperanza Carcache de Blanco, The Ohio State University

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Ms. Ayano Imai, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mr. Yanpeng Hou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Mr. Jose Carlos Aponte, University of Louisville

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students (Oxford Meeting)

Mr. Ende Pan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students (Athens Meeting)

Ms. Sarah Robinson, University of California Santa Cruz

Ms. Carrie Waterman, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Mr. Matt LeBar, University of South Florida

Mr. Mario Figueroa, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mr. Ahmed Orabi, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Ms. Pattaraporn Vanachayangkul, University of Florida

Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award (Oxford Meeting)

Mr. Thomas Burdick, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Poster Competition (Oxford Meeting)

Mr. Lukasz Kutrzeba, University of Mississippi
“Salvinorin B as a Putative Biosynthetic Precursor of Salvinorin A. Study on O-Acetyltransferase in Glandular Trichomes Isolated from Salvia divinorum”

Mr. Prasanna Sivaprakasam, University of Mississippi
“Blind Docking of Manzamines into Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3b”

Ms. Cassandra Quave, Florida International University
“Quorum Sensing Inhibiting Activity of Schinus terebinthifolius Radii (Anacardiaceae) Extracts Against MRSA”

Ms. Nor Aini Saidin, Imperial College London
“Cytotoxicity of Extract of Malaysian Kratom and Its Dominant Alkaloid Mitragynine, on Human Cell Lines”

Mr. John Bowling, University of Mississippi
“Pharmacological Investigation of Observed Anxiolytic Effects of the Marine Natural Product Aaptamine”

2007 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

A. Norrie Pearce, Elizabeth W. Chia, Michael V. Berridge, George R. Clark, Jacquie L. Harper, Leslie Larsen, Elisabeth W. Maas, Michael J. Page, Nigel B. Perry, Victoria L. Webb, and Brent R. Copp,* “Anti-inflammatory Thiazine Alkaloids Isolated from the New Zealand Ascidian Aplidium Sp.: Inhibitors of the Neutrophil Respiratory Burst in a Model of Gouty Arthritis,” J. Nat. Prod. 2007, 70, 936-940.

2006 Jack L. Beal Award

Aaron T. Dossey, Spencer S. Walse, Oskar V. Conle, and Arthur S. Edison,* “Parectadial, a Monoterpenoid from the Defensive Spray of Parectatosoma mocquerysi,” J. Nat. Prod. 2007, 70, 1335-1338.

2007 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Les Mitscher, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas
“Co-Evolution: Mankind, Microbes and Pharmacognosy”

Varro Tyler Prize

Jerry L. McLaughlin, Nature’s Sunshine (retired), West Lafayette, IN
“Paw Paw and Cancer: Discovery to Clinical Trials”

Research Starter Grant

Dr. Wendy Kelly, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Characterization of Thiopeptide Antibiotic Biosynthesis”

Dr. Sergei Dzyuba, Texas Christian University
“Macrolide Antibiotics as Scaffolds for Modulation of Amyloid Peptide Aggregation and Neurotoxicity”

Dr. Robert Cichewicz, University of Oklahoma
“Natural Product Protectant Against IAPP Toxicity”

Student Research Award

Mr. Lukasz Kutrzeba, University of Mississippi
“Biosynthesis of the Hallucinogenic Neoclerodane Diterpenoid Salvinorin A Proceeds via the Deoxyxylulose Phosphate Pathway”

Kilmer Prize

Mr. Sandeep Jain, University of Louisiana at Monroe
“Sipholane Triterpenoids: A Novel Class of P-gp Modulators”

Undergraduate Research Awards

Mr. Wenhao Cedric Kuo, Hawai’i Pacific University
Mentor: Dr. F. David Horgen
“Isolation of TRPM7-Active Secondary Metabolites from a Hawaiian Octocoral”

Mr. Thomas Burdick, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mentor: Dr. Guido Pauli
“Naprabase: An Open Analytical Database for Natural Products”

Mr. Evan Savage, Hamilton College
Mentor: Dr. Robin Kinnel
“Palau’amine Research”

D. John Faulkner Award

Dr. Roger Linington, University of California Santa Cruz

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Peter Katavic, University of Iowa

Dr. Ben Clark, University of California San Diego

Dr. Young-Won Chin, The Ohio State University

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Ms. Xiumei Wu, Oregon State University

Mr. Jun Qi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Ms. Hong Jia, University of Mississippi

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students

Ms. Shunyan Mo, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Katie Wimmer, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Ms. Carla Sorrels, University of California San Diego

Mr. Adam Jones, University of California San Diego

Ms. Sampada Karkare, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award

Mr. Ye Deng, The Ohio State University

Student Poster Competition

Rosalie Awad, University of Ottawa
“Discovery of Novel GABA-Transaminase Inhibitors from the Piperaceae: Potential for New Anti-Epileptic Drugs of Natural Origin”
Oliver Grundmann, University of Florida
“Evaluation of Anxiolytic-Like Activity of an Extract and Fractions Prepared from Apocynum venetum L. in the Elevated Plus Maze”

Emmanuelle Lautié, Universidad Autónoma Estado de Morelos, Mexico
“Application of a Combined Method for Selecting Mexican Plants Containing Lignans”

Matthew Schmidt, University of Iowa
“Synthesis of Ring-Opened Analogs of Salvinorin A, a Hallucinogenic Opioid from Salvia divinorum”

Aaron Socha, University of Rhode Island
“Hypersaline Microbial Mats: An Untapped Resource for Antibiotics”

2006 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Lesley S. Sheehan, Rachel E. Lill, Barrie Wilkinson, Rose M. Sheridan, William A. Vousden, Andrew L. Kaja, Gary D. Crouse, James Gifford, Paul R. Graupner, Laura Karr, Paul Lewer, Thomas C. Sparks, Peter F. Leadley, Clive Waldron, and Christine J. Martin.* “Engineering the Spinosyn PKS: Directing Starter Unit Incorporation.” J. Nat. Prod. 2006, 69, 1702-1710.

2006 Jack L. Beal Award

Kevin Tidgewell, Wayne W. Harding, Anthony Lozama, Howard Cobb, Kushal Shah, Pavitra Kannan, Christina M. Dersch, Damon Parrish, Jeffrey R. Deschamps, Richard B. Rothman, and Thomas E. Prisinzano.* “Synthesis of Salvinorin A Analogues as Opioid Receptor Probes.” J. Nat. Prod. 2006, 69, 915-918.

2006 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Dr. William Fenical, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
“Molecules in the mud: the deep oceans as a new resource for drug discovery”

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Taifo Mahmud, Oregon State University
“Biosynthetic Approaches to Novel Aminocyclitol-Containing Natural Products”

Research Starter Grant

Dr. Nikolas Fokialakis, University of Athens
“Phytoestrogens from Genista halacsy: Structure and Biological Evaluation of Interactions with the Estrogen Receptor”

Student Research Award

Ms. Ranjala Ratnayake, The University of Queensland
“Kibdelones and Analogues: New Heterocyclic Polyketide Anticancer Agents from a Rare Actinomyces Genus, Kibdelosporangium”

Ms. Mariya Kolesnikova, Rice University
“Discovery of a Plant Lanosterol Synthase Gene and Manipulation of Its Catalytic Residues to Biosynthesize Parkeol and Cycloartenol”

Kilmer Prize

Ms. Marcy Balunas, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Relationships between Inhibitory Activity for a Cancer Cell Line Panel, Characteristics of Plants Collected, and Compound Classes Isolated in an Anticancer Drug Discovery Project”

Undergraduate Research Awards

Mr. David Lynch, Rice University
Advisor: Dr. Seiichi Matsuda
“Cloning and Characterization of an Arabidopsis Oxidosqualene Cyclase”

Mr. Adam Foss, University of Minnesota Duluth
Advisor: Dr. Leng Chee Chang
“Evaluation of Streptomyces H7667 in a Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3b Assay”

Ms. Emilie Coudière, University of Winnipeg
Advisor: Dr. Athar Ata
“Identification of Glutathione S-Transferase (GST) Inhibiting Natural Products from a Marine Soft Coral of Genus Cladiella”

D. John Faulkner Award

Dr. Leng Chee Chang, University of Minnesota Duluth

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Denise Simpson, University of Iowa

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Ms. Ping Jiao, University of Iowa

Mr. Simon Seibert, University of Bonn

Mr. Sergio Martínez-Luis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students

Ms. Jamie Frenz, Florida Atlantic University

Mr. Wentao Jin, University of Mississippi

Mr. Whocely Victor de Castro, University of Florida

Ms. Caroline McNeil, Rice University

Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award

Taichi Inui, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Poster Competition

Ping Jiao, University of Iowa
“Nucleoside Derivatives and Deoxysclerotiamides from Aspergillus versicolor (NRRL 35600)”

Priscilla Winder, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
“Progress Towards Defining the Mechanism of Action of Lasonolide A, a Potent Cytotoxic Agent”

Raquel Rodriguez-Guzman, University of Mississippi
“Isolation and Structure Elucidation of a New Lignan from Zanthoxylum monophyllum P. Wilson”

Wael Houssen, University of Aberdeen
“Exploring Plasticity in the Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products Using a Terrestrial Heterologous Host”

Jessica DiGirolamo, University of Mississippi
“Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Two New Sulfated Sterols That Reverse Fluconazole Resistance from Trachyopsis sp.”

2005 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Omar E. Christian, Jennifer Compton, Keisha R. Christian, Susan L. Mooberry, Fredrick A. Valeriote, and Phillip Crews*, “Using jasplakinolide to turn on pathways that enable the isolation of new chaetoglobosins from Phomopsis asparagi,” J. Nat. Prod. 2005, 68, 1592-1597.

2005 Jack L. Beal Award

Andrea J. Bourdelais,* Henry M. Jacocks, Jeffrey L.C. Wright, Paul M. Bigwarfe Jr., and Daniel G. Baden, “A new polyether ladder compound produced by the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis,” J. Nat. Prod. 2005, 68, 2-6.

2005 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Dr. Norman Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago, “A new paradigm in pharmacognosy research – botanical dietary supplements”

Matt Suffness Awards

Dr. Dale Nagle, University of Mississippi
“Natural product-derived HIF-1 inhibitors for breast cancer”

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies, Research Triangle Institute
“Studies on the biodiversity of Jordan”

Research Starter Grants

Dr. Todd Barsby , University of Ontario Institute of Technology
“Isolation and structure elucidation of induced antibiotics and antihelminthics”

Dr. Lyndon West, Florida Atlantic University
“A novel approach to the identification of biologically active marine natural products”

Student Research Award

Ms. Marwa Donia, University of Mississippi
“Mollamide B and C: New peptides from Didemnum molle with potential activity in CNS disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Mr. Thushara Diyabalanage, University of South Florida
“Palmerolides A, C, D, and E, a series of new cytotoxic macrolides form the Antartic tunicate Synoicum adareanum.”

Kilmer Prize

Ms. Swapnali Sawant, University of Louisiana at Monroe
“Development of bioactive leads from the Red Sea soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum cembranoids.”

Undergraduate Research Awards

Ms Caitlin Cassidy, University of Alabama at Huntsville Advisors: Drs. William Setzer and Bernhard Vogler
“Antineoplastic agents from natural sources targeting prostate cancer”

Mr. Tim McDowell, University of Winnipeg
Advisor: Dr. Athar Ata
“Microbial transformation of bioactive natural products”

Ms Ashley Penton, University of Alabama at Huntsville
Advisor: Dr. William Setzer
“Natural products as potential inhibitors of cruzain”

D. John Faulkner Award

Dr. Thomas Prisinzano, University of Iowa

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Rohan Davis, Griffith University (Australia)

Dr. Wendy Kelly, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rob Keyzers, Rhodes University (South Africa)

Lynn Brady Travel Grant

Katherine Maloney, Harvard Medical School

Ranjala Ratnayake, The University of Queensland

Xiaojun Wu, Louisiana State University

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students

Ar-Reum Han, Ewha Women’s University

William Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago

Markus Nett, University of Bonn

Russell Williams, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Brent Yoder, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award

Brian Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Student Poster Competition

Stephen Deyrup, University of Iowa, “Three new caryophyllene sesquiterpenoids from a fungicolous isolate of Pestalotiopsis disseminata”

Sarah Lievens, University of California Davis, “Relative and absolute stereochemistry of sagittamides a and b”

Dong-Chan Oh, University of California San Diego, “Cyanosporosides A and B, Novel Cyclopentaindene Glycosides from the Marine Actinomycete “Salinispora pacifica” from Palau”

Carla Sorrels, Oregon State University, “Biosynthesis of scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sunscreen”

Yoichi Takakusagi, Tokyo University, “Target screening and binding analyses of cpt with phage display technology and instrumental analyses”

2003 Arthur E. Scwarting Award

S. B. Singh, Ondeyka, J.G., Jayasuriya, H., Zink, D.L., Ha, S.N., Dahl-Roshak, A., Greene, J., Kim, J.A., Smith, M.M., Shoop, W., Tkacz, J.S., “Nodulisporic acids D-F: Structure, biological activities, and biogenetic relationships,” J. Nat. Prod. 2004, 67, 1496-1506.

2003 Jack L. Beal Award

Mohammed, K.A., Hossain, C.F., Zhang, L., Bruick, R.L., Zhou, Y.-D., Nagle, D.G. “Laurenditerpenol, a new diterpene from the tropical marine alga Laurencia intricate that potently inhibits HIF-1 mediated hypoxic signaling in breast tumor cells,” J. Nat. Prod. 2004, 67, 2002-2007.

2004 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Dr. Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School

Matt Suffness Awards

Dr. Jorn Piel, Max Plank Institute for Chemical Ecology
“Uncultivated symbionts: prospects for the sustainable production of animal-derived pharmaceuticals”

Dr. Jon S. Thorson, University of Wisconsin
“Natural Product Glycorandomization”

Research Starter Grants

Dr. Leng Chang, University of Minnesota
“Evaluation of Natural Products as Protein Kinase Inhibitors”

Dr. John Berger, Montclair State University
“Validation and Implementation of Bioassays Detecting Heme Detoxification Inhibitors”

Student Research Award

Kaleem A. Mohammed, University of Mississippi
“Laurenditerpenol, a New Diterpene from the Tropical Marine Alga Laurencia intricata Potently Inhibits HIF-1 Activation-Mediated Hypoxic Signaling in Breast Tumor Cells”

Kilmer Prize

Haidy Kamel, University of Mississippi
“Chemical Investigation of the Hybrid Soft Coral Sinularia maxima x Sinularia polydactyla”

Undergraduate Research Awards

Amanda Cordes, Oregon State University
advisor: William Gerwick
“Discovery of Neuro-regenerative Natural Products from Marine Algae and Cyanobacteria”

Nicholas B. Vidor, University of Minnesota, Duluth
advisor: Leng Chee Chang
“Evaluation of Natural Products for Anti-Cancer Activity”

Jared Bell, Oregon State University
advisor: William Gerwick
“Isolation and Study of Novel Compounds from the Cyanobacterium Schizothrix”

Shenouda Yacoub, University of Louisiana at Monroe
advisor: Khalid El Sayed
“Development of the Marine Triterpenes Sipholanes as Angiogenesis Modulators”

Travel Grants for Active Members

Leng Chee Chang, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Lynn Brady Travel Grant

Janine N. Copp, University of New South Wales, Australia

Flor Mora, University of Mississippi

ASP Travel Grants for Graduate Students

James Sims, University of Utah

Angela A. Salim, University of Queensland

Laura Beer, University of Arizona

Alberto Plaza, Seconda Universita di Napoli

Nature’s Sunshine Travel Award

Marwa Donia, University of Mississippi, $500

Student Poster Competition

Cynthia Andjelic, University of Utah, “Papuamide A, Inhibitor of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Fusion”

Stefan Schwaiger, Leopold-Franzens-Universtat Innsbruck, “In Vitro Leukotriene Biosynthesis Inhibitory Activity of Leontopodium alpinium Cass. Constituents”

Laura Beer, University of Arizona, “Proposed Biosynthesis of the Marine Natural Product Salinosporamide A: A Novel 20S Proteasome Inhibitor”

Sandra Kipke, University of Muenster, “Proanthocyanidins form Apocynum venetum L.”

Ka-Lee Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Molecular Authentication of the Herb Radix stemonae”

Travel Money for 2003 Undergraduate Research Award Recipients

Alexander Hoepker, University of California at Davis, $600.

2003 Arthur E. Scwarting Award

R.W. Fitch, H.M. Garraffo, T.F. Spande, H.J.C. Yeh, and J.W. Daly, “Bioassay-guided isolation of epiquinamide, a novel quinolizidine alkaloid and nicotinic agonist from an Ecuadoran poison frog, Epipedobates tricolor. J. Nat. Prod., 2003, 66, 1345-1350.

2003 Jack L. Beal Award

N.C. Veitch, P.S.E. Sutton, G.A. Kite, and H.E. Ireland, “Six new isoflavones and a 5-deoxyflavonol glycoside from the leaves of Ateleia herbert-smithii. J. Nat. Prod. 2003, 66, 210-216.

The Varro E. Tyler Prize for Research in Botanical Dietary Supplements sponsored by Pharmanex

Ezio Bombardelli, Indena S.p.A. Italy

2003 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Professor D. John Faulkner
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
University of California at San Diego

Research Starter Grants

Professor Sylvia Urban, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Sergio R. Peraza-Sanchez, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, Mexico

Undergraduate Research Awards

Navtej K. Dhaliwal, University of Winnipeg (Athar Ata, mentor)

Mark Valdez, Hawaii Pacific University (F. David Horgen, mentor)

Alexander Hoepke, University of California, Davis (Tadeusz F. Molinski, mentor)

Shayna McHugh, Hamilton College (Robin Kinnel, mentor)

Student Research Award

Esperanza Carcache de Blanco
University of Illinois at Chicago

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Seiichi Matsuda
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Dr. Marcel Jaspars
University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Moyosoluwa Oluwatuyi, University of London

Harald Gross, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat

Travel Awards for Graduate Students

Chen Li, University of Iowa

Fredyc Diaz, University of Illinois at Chicago

Deborah Thiem, Virginia Commonwealth University, The City University of New York

Nancy Booth, University of Illinois at Chicago

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Qiuwen Mi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kilmer Prize

Laura Johansmann
University of Mississippi
Travel to the ASP Conference and Kilmer Pin

Nature’s Sunshine Student Travel Award.

Laura Grochowski, Oregon State University

2002 Arthur E. Schwarting Award

James A. Nieman, John E. Coleman, Debra J. Wallace, Edward Piers, Linette Y. Lim, Michel Roberge,* and Raymond J. Andersen*.
Synthesis and antimitotic/cytotoxic activity of hemiasterlin derivatives. J. Nat. Prod. 2003, 66, 183-99. (published online 12-31-02).

2002 Jack L. Beal Award

Christie Boros,* Barry Katz, Scott Mitchell, Cedric Pearce, Karra Swinbank, and Debra Taylor.
Emmyguyacins A and B: Unusual glycolipids form a sterile fungus that inhibit the low-pH conformational change of hemagluttinin A during replication of influenza virus. J. Nat. Prod. 2002, 65, 108-114.
$1000 and plaque.

Student Poster Awards

Differential display analysis of gene expression in the induction of pseudopterosin biosynthesis.
Llanie K. Ranzer* and Russell G. Kerr, Florida Atlantic University.

Identification of Angelica sinensis raw material by a studies of analytical techniques.
Shixin Deng*, Danial Fabricant, Guido F. Pauli, Harry HS Fong and Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago.

The use of historical herbal texts as a collection paradigm for the identification of anti-cancer compounds.
Margret E. Andrews*, John M. Riddle and Nicholas H. Oberlies, North Carolina State University and Research Triangle Institute

A new polyhalogenated monoterpene form the red alga Plocamium cartilagineum collected in Antarctica.
Kiran Kumar Avancha*, Sridevi Ankisetty, Charles D. Ansler, James B. McClintock and Bill J. Baker, University of South Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Potential cancer chemopreventive agents from Aglaia ponapensis.
Alison D. Pawlus*, Juliana K. Choi, Kyung Hee Chai, Young Hwa-Kang, Norman R. Farnsworth, John Pezzuto, Rajendra Mehta and A. Douglas Kignhorn, University of Illinois at Chicago.

2002 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Professor Richard E. Moore
University of Hawaii

Research Starter Grants

Professor David Rowley, University of Rhode Island

Undergraduate Research Awards

Richard Langfield, University of Massachusets, Dartmouth (Gerald Hammond, mentor)

Margaret Andrews, North Carolina State University (Nicholas Oberlies, RTI, mentor)

Jennifer Ellzey, University of Mississippi (John Williamson, mentor)

Mauricio Alvarez, Lehman Colege, CUNY (Edward Kennelly, mentor)

Student Research Award

Mr. Chen Li
University of Iowa, Iowa

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Roberto G. S. Berlinck
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Mark S. Butler
Center for Natural Product Research, Singapore

Travel Grants for Students

Lynn Brady Travel Awards

Tim Bugni, University of Utah

Tyler Hodges, University of Mississippi

Travel Awards for Graduate Students

Flor Mora, University of Mississippi

Sloan Ayers, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jun Ma, Lehman College, CUNY

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Kerry McPhail, Oregon State University

Kilmer Prize

Mr. Jian-qiao Gu
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Travel to ASP Conference, Kilmer Pin

Nature’s Sunshine Student Travel Award

Andra Vulpanovici, Oregon State University

2001 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award

Professor Tom Mabry
University of Texas

Research Starter Grants

Professor Yu-Dong Zhou
“Natural Products as Modulators of Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Ischemic Diseases”
School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, $7,500

Undergraduate Research Grants

Kelly McCann
“Carotenoid Production as an Indicator of GGPP Accumulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”
Rice University (Seiichi Matsuda), $2,500

Linh Nguyen
“Isolation of Thermorubin Gene Cluster”
University of Arizona (Bradley S. Moore), $2,500

Deborah Lincoln
“Molecular Modeling of ß-Lactam Ingibitors in Escherichia coli Type I Signal Peptidases”
University of Mississippi (John S. Williamson, Ph.D.), $2,500

Student Research Awards

Mike Segura
“Arabidopsis thaliana LUP1 Converts Oxidosqualene to Multiple Triterpene Alcohols and a Triterpene Diol”,
Rice University (Seiichi Matsuda), Travel to ASP Conference + $500

Dongho Lee
“A Novel cyclooxygenase-inhibitory Stilbenolignan from the Seeds of Aiphanes aculeata”
University of Illinois at Chicago (A Douglas Kinghorn), Travel to ASP Conference + $500

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Brad Moore
School of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
Travel to ASP Conference +$500

Travel Grants for Students

Joanna Zgoda
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
$600

Jeremy Stewart
University of Mississippi
$600

Christine Duncan
University of Mississippi
$600

Jian-qiao Gu
University of Illinois at Chicago
$600

Travel Grants for Active Members

Sonia Mesia-Vela
Rutgers University
$600

Kilmer Prize

Ran Xu
“(-)-ß-Pinene synthase from Artemisia annua L.: cDNA Isolation and Functional Characterization”
Rice University (Seiichi Matsuda)
Travel to ASP Conference, Kilmer Pin

Nature’s Sunshine Student Travel Award.

Lisa Nogle,
College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
$1,000

Presentation by a Former Undergraduate Research Award Winner

Mr. Tyler Hodges
“Small molecule inhibitors of tumor angiogenesis”
Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Mississippi
up to $1,000 to attend ASP Conference

2000 ASP Award Winners

Research Achievement Award Winner

C. Richard Hutchinson
Kosan Biosciences, Inc.

Research Starter Grants

Professor Darrick Kim
“Isolation and structure determination of natural products from Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) that protect neuronal cells from beta-amyloid insult: A drug discovery effort against Alzheimer’s disease.”
University of Illinois at Chicago, $5,000.

Undergraduate Research Grants

Ms. Kristin Kukenberg
“The catalytic importance of individual atoms within lanosterol and cycloartenol synthase”
Rice University, (advisor: S. Matsuda), $2,500

Mr. Tyler Hodges
“Discovery of new angiogenesis inhibitors to treat cancer”
University of Mississippi, (advisor: D. Nagle), $2,500

Student Research Awards

Ms. Amber Coleman
“In vivo and in vitro experiments and>radioactivity-guided isolation and characterization of the bicyclic pseudopterosin diterpene cyclase product from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae”
Florida Atlantic University, (advisor: R. Kerr), $1,200

Mr. So-Young Park
“Discovery of natural products from Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) that protect cells from beta-amyloid insult: A drug discovery effort against Alzheimer’s disease”
University of Illinois at Chicago, (advisor: D. Kim), $1,200

Mr. Nirmal Pugh
“Characterization of a new high molecular weight polysaccharide (NP18298) from Aloe vera with potent immunostimulatory activity”
University Mississippi, (advisor: D. Pascoe), $1,200

Mr. Hala Schepmann
“Cloning and characterization of the genes in ginkgolide biosynthesis”
Rice University, (advisor: S. Matsuda), $1,200

Matt Suffness Award

Dr. Barry O’Keefe
National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research Center, $1,000

Dr. Ben Shen
University of California at Davis, $1,000

Travel Grants for Students

Mr. Karl Bailey
University of California at Davis, $600

Mr. Parnali Chatterjee
Northeast Louisiana University, $600

Mr. Nisit Kittipongpatana
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, $600

Ms. Jeanne Kuhajek
University of Mississippi, $600

Mr. Young Lim
Pusan National University, $600

Ms. Melany Puglisi
University of Mississippi, $600

Mr. Michael Tims
University of Maryland, $600

Travel Grants for Active Members

Dr. Gil Belofsky
The University of Tulsa, $500

Dr. Leng Chang
University of Illinois at Chicago, $500

Dr. Adedayo Otunola
University of Waterloo, Ontario, $500

Dr. Deniz Tasdemir
University of Utah, $500

Kilmer Prize

Mr. Nirmal Pugh
“Characterization of a new high molecular weight polysaccharide (NP18298) from Aloe vera with potent immunostimulatory activity”
University of Mississippi, $300

1999 ASP Award Winners

ASP Lifetime Research Achievement Award
($2500)Dr. David Kingston
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kilmer Prize
No award

ASP Student Research Award
No award

ASP Research Starter Grants
($5000 each)Dr. Dale Nagle
School of Pharmacy
University of Missisippi
Dr. Gil Belovsky
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Tulsa

ASP Undergraduate Summer Research Grants
($2500 each)Ms. Anna R. Edwards
Mentor Dr. J. Williamson
University of Mississippi
Ms. Michelle Meyer
Mentor Dr. S. Matsuda
Rice University
Ms. Debra Wentz
Mentor Dr. K. Graham
St. John’s University

Lloyd Library and Museum Grant
Ms. M. Flagg
University of Arizona
Ms. Tracy Pohl
University of Natal, South Africa

ASP Student Travel Grant
Ms. K. Thornell
University of Natal, South Africa
Ms. M. Flagg
University of Arizona
Mr. M. Prokopios
University of Athens, Greece
Ms. Tracy Pohl
University of Natal, South Africa

ASP Travel Grant for Active Members
Dr. H. Mahomed
University of Natal, South Africa
Dr. D. Tasdemir
University of Utah

1998 ASP Award Winners

ASP Lifetime Research Achievement Award

Dr. Sidney Hecht
Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia

Kilmer Prize

Ms. Leng-Chee Chang
PCRPS, College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

ASP Student Research Award

Ms. Namthip Sitachitta
College of Pharmacy
Oregon State University

ASP Research Starter Grants
($5000 each)

Dr. R. Gomes de Souza Berlink
Universidade do Sao Paulo
Sao Carlos, Brasil
“A Survey of Bioactive Natural Products from Brazilian Marine Invertebrates”

Dr. Jose L. Giner
State University of New York at Syracuse
“Biosynthetic Studies of an Antiviral Marine Orthoester”

Dr. Marc Slattery
School of Pharmacy
University of Mississippi
“Marine Microbes as Novel Sources of Biomedical Compounds”

ASP Undergraduate Summer Research Grants
($2500 each)

Mr. S. Fuemmeler
Mentor Dr. W.N.Setzer
University of Alabama, Huntsville
“New Anti-Herpes Agents from Tropical Higher Plants”

Ms. Shakli Bi
Mentors Dr. A. Raman and W.J. Keller
King’s College, London
“Investigation of Selected Lupinus Species and Three Other Plants with Reputed Antidiabetic Properties for the Ability to Stimulate Pancreatic Insulin Secretion”

Lloyd Library and Museum Grant

Mr. E. Abourashed
School of Pharmacy
University of Mississippi

Mr. Vijender Dhawan
School of Pharmacy
Northeast Louisiana State University

ASP Student Travel Grant

Mr. Wyatt Smith
University of California, Davis

ASP Travel Grant for Active Members

Dr. Khalid El Sayed
School of Pharmacy
University of Mississippi

Dr. Edward J. Kennelly
US Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC

1997 ASP Award Winners

ASP Student Research Award

Choo Yaw Ang, Northeastern Louisiana University,
“Antineoplastic Potential of L-Canavanine in the Human Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line MIA PaCa-2″
(Diane S. Swaffar, Advisor)

Undergraduate Research Awards

Annie Burke, University of Mississippi,
“Isolation and Characterization of Antifungal Components of Bacteria Isolated from Skin of Plethodon dorsalis ”
(John S. Williamson, Advisor)

John Michael Martin, Purdue University,
“Ecological Defense Mechanisms of the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Involving Annonaceous Acetogenins”
(Jerry L. McLaughlin, Advisor)

Lloyd Library and Museum Travel Grants.
Travel Grants for Graduate Students

(Winner of both a $500 Student Travel Grant and the Lloyd Library and Museum Travel Grant)

M. Marcela Gamboa-Angulo, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan

Kilmer Prize

Nicholas Oberlies, Purdue University,
“Structure-Activity Relationships of Diverse Annonaceaous Acetogenins against Multidrug Resistant Human Mammary Adenocarcinoma (MCF-7/Adr) Cells”
(Jerry L. McLaughlin, Advisor)

Research Starter Grants

Ben Shen, University of California at Davis,
“Polyketide Biosynthesis in Thermophilic Microorganisms.”

Michael Calter, Virginia State University and Polytechnical Institute,
“Total Synthesis of Pamamycin-607.”

Kate Graham, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University,
“Isolation and Characterization of Potential Antifungal Agents from Fungal Sources.”

Michael Jaspars, University of Aberdeen,
“Novel Pharmacophores from Kenyan Marine Invertebrates.”

Helen Oketch, National Museum of Kenya,
“Biodiversity Prospecting and Conservation of Medicinal Plant Resources in Kenya-the Case of Nyanza Provence.”