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Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is UNCG’s inaugural member of the All-Southern Conference Faculty Team
Posted on March 8, 2016
Representatives from all 10 member schools were recognized by the league. All the recipients shared some common characteristics – demonstrated service to the institution, proven record of high scholastic achievement among students, recognition for a research project or written academic piece; and contributions to campus life and the local community. Each member of the All-SoCon Faculty Team will be presented a plaque and honored at a home basketball game at his or her institution.
Formerly of the Research Triangle Institute, Oberlies was mentored by the co-discoverers of the cancer-fighting drugs taxol and camptothecin. After rising through the ranks of RTI and eventually directing the National Products Laboratory, Oberlies moved his group to UNCG, where he leads a multidisciplinary effort to characterize and develop new chemical entities from natural sources. His lab has worked to profile fungi for leads, particularly those that can be used to fight cancer.