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Friday, July 20 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Phyto-biological Warfare: Antibacterial activity of plant compounds

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The quinolone drugs are touted as being the first synthetic or "man-made" antibiotics. This presentation demonstrates how our research indicates that the mechanism of action observed in quinolone drugs such as ciprofloxacin has been present and utilized by plants as an adaptation against infections. Furthermore, drugs and plants within the quinolone family should be used with discretion in order to avoid deleterious side effects and to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Guillermo Ruiz

Guillermo Ruiz, NMD
Dr. Guillermo Ruiz has a deep love for botanical medicine and has presented nationally and internationally on to the topic. He currently holds a position as a research assistant at SCNM and works part time as a researcher at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. His research... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Room 233/235