Derick and Chantal

Understanding Bacterial Communication in the Skin Microbiome

Understanding this communication is an important aspect of developing new ways to prevent and treat infections.


Predicting and Preventing Adverse Interactions between Drugs and Dietary Supplements

Our goal with this project is to help support safe use of these dietary supplements, by determining whether they might interact with pharmaceutical drugs consumed at the same time. 

Fungi samples

Developing New Treatments for Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections are responsible for 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths each year…

Student in lab

Creating New Tools for Natural Products Drug Discovery

The Cech group leads efforts to improve the interpretation of large datasets acquired using mass spectrometry.

Novel Approaches to Study Synergy in Botanical Medicines

Developing novel methods to investigate the phenomenon of synergistic interactions in complex mixtures from botanical medicines

Natural Products for the Treatment of Drug Resistant Infections

New strategies to combat drug-resistant bacterial infections

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Echinacea purpurea:

Bioactive Constituents, Mechanisms of Action, and Agricultural Aspects