Francisco Leon studies natural products chemistry and the isolation and structure elucidation of constituents from different strains of microscopic fungi in order to seek the best conditions for culture and the development of a collection (library) of microorganism extracts. He is also interested in the preparation of extracts of plants used as marijuana substituents. He evaluates these extracts in the inhibition of sigma receptors, specifically cannabinoids and opioids receptors, with the aim of designing and discovering new agents for pain treatment, anxiety and addiction.
Dr. J. Francisco Leon
Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
Faser Hall 417
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