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Tue 1/24: Distinguished Speakers Series

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Where: La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Boulevard, San Diego

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Description: <p>Medicinal Plants Research and Drug Discovery: Lessons from the Past and Plans for the Future presented by Ben Naman, PhD, Director of Medicinal Plants Research Department of Science and Conservation, San Diego Botanic Garden SDBG is working with local partner organizations to creatively build on the rich history of medicinal plants having been used worldwide for millennia. Pharmaceutical studies on medicinal plants also led to the development of the first modern or &ldquo;Western&rdquo; medicines only in the last few centuries, and many more plant-derived drugs or plant-based medicines have emerged in the time since. This presentation will describe the initial stages of the creation of a national medicinal plants collection and research consortium to catalyze drug discovery in San Diego and beyond.</p>


Source: SD Reader

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