School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi

Dr. J. Francisco Leon

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by aktorger
Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
Faser Hall 417

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.

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