Harinantenaina Liva Romuald Rakotondraibe, PhD
College of Medicine
Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
New natural product sources (new and unidentified fungal and bacterial microorganisms, plant endophytes, new endemic and medicinal plant species, etc.) contain many undiscovered potential bioactive metabolites which can combat the world’s deadly diseases including cancer, malaria, viral infections, and chemoresistance. Thus, their investigation has to be prioritized in order to discover potential drug candidates. Dr. Rakotondraibe's lab focuses on: (1) bioguided isolation, structural elucidation and development of bioactive compounds from natural sources, (2) Drug discovery from Madagascan natural products and (3) drug discovery from ethnomedicine.