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Kona Science Cafe Presents Natural Products Drug Discovery

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Kona Science Cafe Presents Natural Products Drug Discovery

Time: November 20, 2017 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: NELHA Gateway Center
Street: 73-4485 Kahilihili Street
City/Town: Kailua Kona
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Phone: 808-989-0977
Event Type: presentation, networking
Organized By: Rod Hinman
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2017

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Event Description

Back in September, Carolyn Ma gave an overview of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo. This month, Dr. Connelly will go into more depth about the Pharmaceutical Sciences research program at the college. Their major areas of focus are cancer biology and natural products drug discovery.

Linda Connelly received her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at University College London, UK. She completed an International Travelling Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UCLA and University College London. In 2009 Dr. Connelly joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UH Hilo and in 2016 she was elected to serve as the Department Chair for Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her lab, which has received funding from the Hawai`i Community Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks to learn more about the biology of breast cancer and identify new drug targets for inhibiting the progression of breast cancer.

5:00-5:15 p.m. Gather and Networking
5:15-6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
6:00-7:30 p.m. more networking, pupus

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