Current Efforts

Our laboratory continues to conduct ethnopharmacology research associated with plants and other natural products used for oral medicine conditions, pains and pathologies. We leverage classical and portable spectroscopic technologies based on various forms of directed energies (i.e. Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy) for biometric and pharmacognostic studies.


1. Previously Funded Projects:

"Ethnopharmacological Studies in Oral Medicine." National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), K08 Award #AT000987-01.


2. Currently Funded Projects:

"Research, Analysis and Databasing of Emerging High Power Directed Energy Technologies Marketed to the Clinical and Research Communities." Department of Defense (DoD), United States Air Force Surgeon General's Modernization Directorate (USAF/SGR), Cooperative Research Agreement #FA7014-09-2-0003.