Associate Director, National Center for Natural Products Research
Research Professor of PharmacognosyMolecular Cancer Therapeutics
Director, Cancer Drug Discovery Core, NCNPR, Oxford Campus
PhD, Physiology, 1980, University of Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY
Postdoc, 1979-81, Cancer Research Lab, University of California at Berkeley
P.O. Box 1848
Thad Cochran Research Center, Room 2043
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-7130
Dr. Pasco's research interests include developing biological screens that use molecular tools to identify compounds within plants that contribute to their health benefits, especially those that exhibit anti-cancer and immune enhancing properties. These include compounds that exhibit anti-inflammatory and other activities that could impact tumor progression or target cancer stem cells. He is especially interested in developing multi component formulations tailored to specific types of tumors. These formulations would target the signaling pathways that contribute to the maintenance of the transformed phenotype of different tumor types.
His research also deals with the isolation and identification of innate immune enhancing components within natural products that have been used traditionally to enhance immune function. Some of this research has led to the development of two patented and commercialized botanical extracts, one for general enhancement of immune function (Spirulina extract-Immulina®) and the other for improving skin elasticity and wrinkle reduction (fraction from Aloe vera). Numerous clinical trials have been conducted using these products and several more are underway.
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