National Center for Natural Products Research

Therapeutic Approaches: Small Molecules, Natural Product & Herbal Supplements

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neurological Disorders, Oncology

Center/Program Highlights:The NCNPR conducts basic and applied multidisciplinary research to discover and develop natural products for use as pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and agrochemicals, and to understand the biological and chemical properties of medicinal plants. Research is also conducted on medicinal plants so that they may be developed as crops for U.S. farmers. NCNPR programs involve the faculty of the Depts of Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy. The Center works closely with the Center for Food Safetly and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on critical issues relating to quality and safety of marketed products. Studies on plants have resulted in two marketed botanical products and two products undergoing clinical trials.

Sources of Funding: Federal/State, Industry Partnerships, University, licenses with Industry sources

Industrial Partnerships: Scandinavian Clinical Nutrition, Sustainable Youth, Mallinckrodt, Chromadex, ElSohly Laboratories,Inc.,


Institutional Affiliation(s): University of Mississippi

School of Pharmacy, Thad Cochran Research Cen
Mississippi, 38677
United States

Center/Program Start Date: 1995

Number of Employees: 92