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الأستاذ الدكتور / ناير  مورالدين  غوبالان   

Prof. Muraleedharan Gopalan Nair

أستاذ  كيمياء  الانشطة البيولوجية للمنتجات الطبيعية 
المركز الوطني لسلامة الأغذية والسموم 
كلية الزراعة والموارد الطبيعية
جامعة ولاية ميشيغان
عين: 1987

420 Plant and Soil Science Building,
Michigan State University,
East Lansing,
Michigan 48824-1302,
United States

Phone: (517) 355 5191 x 1406
Fax: (517) 353 0890

CChem., FRSC., Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Chemistry, 1999. Ph.D., University of the West Indies, Organic Chemistry, 1984. M.Sc., University of Calicut, Analytical Chemistry, 1974. B.Sc., University of Calicut, Chemistry, 1972.

Expertise and Research Interests
Nair's laboratory, the Bioactive Natural Products and Phytoceuticals Laboratory at Michigan State University, is engaged in the discovery, isolation, and identification of phytoceuticals that are potential candidates to be evaluated as phytomedicines. The diseases include cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), musculoskeletal disease, mental health problems, type-2 diabetes, obesity, inflammation and parasitic/microbial diseases. BNPP addresses aspects of product discovery including efficacy, toxicity, mode of action and dosage of identified phytochemical(s) and facilitate commercialization of such products as phytomedicines. The phytochemicals of interest are also being evaluated for animal and plant health. Therefore, our research involves bioassay-directed discovery, purification and chemical characterization of natural products from plants and microbes using preliminary anticancer, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, nematicidal, mosquitocidal and insecticidal assays. Another component of this research focuses on phytoceuticals with biological activities to enhance food safety and add value to fresh and processed foods.

Research on phytoceuticals includes (1) determination of structure and structure activity relationships of natural products in plant parts that have potential to be developed as alternative medicines (2) determining efficacy, toxicity and dosage of ingredients in supplements or potential natural products to be developed as botanical drugs and (3) evaluation of phytoceutical components to enhance food safety.

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