02 June 2022
01 June 2022
Ezequiel earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in May of 2021. During his undergraduate career he conducted research with Dr. Robert J. Mayer focusing on the effects of sand composition and granulometry on leatherback sea turtle hatchlings on the northwest of Puerto Rico, as well as research into the potential use of odonata order of insects as bioindicators of heavy metal presence in the bodies of water under Dr. Brenda Ramos. He also worked as the leader of the School Visits Committee for the ACS chapter of the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. Ezequiel joined the doctoral program at USF in August of 2021 and his work focuses on the extraction of fungi in pursuit of novel antibacterial drugs for ESKAPE pathogens.
09 May 2022
03 April 2022
19 January 2022
"Nature is the Best Chemist"
"Knowing the producer of palmerolide A enables cultivation, which will finally provide sufficient quantity of the compound for needed studies of its pharmacological properties" - Bill Baker
Meet our New Graduate Student!
01 January 2022
16 December 2021
Our Hidden Pharma-Sea
Meet PhD Candidate, Sam Afoullouss. Sam is a collaborator from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), studying marine natural products of deep sea corals. Watch his TEDx talk here on the hidden treasures of extremely biodiverse marine organisms.
06 December 2021
Meet our New Graduate Student!
08 March 2021
Come and listen to our research collaborator, Paige Maroni, at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Museum (WAM).
Her interview with the Avid Research - Australian STEM Stories discusses some of her critical, breakthrough research on the nudibranch species, Doris kerguelenensis.
15 February 2021
Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive in Antarctic Waters?
Listen to the fascinating podcast hosted by Dr. Brett Malone of Virginia Tech Research Center featuring Dr. James McClintock of Alabama at Birmingham and Dr. Bill Baker at University of South Florida, Tampa.
13 January 2021
World NTD Day
The second annual World NTD (Neglected Tropical Disease) Day will be January 30th, 2021.
Exciting new material will be posted to the World NTD Day website (https://worldntdday.org/) in regards to WIPO Re:Search collaborations, including research performed with the Bill Baker lab and collaborator, Fabrice Boyom at University of Yaounde I.
11 September 2020
New Antimalarial Drug Targets
We are pleased to announce the publication of the BVGH Partnership Hub Mid-Year Report 2020 which features our collaboration with Professor Fabrice Boyom at University of Yapounde in Cameroon, Africa that identified indigenous fungi and medicinal plants with promising antimalarial activity.
"The report showcases WIPO Research collaborations, fellowships, and other accomplishments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIPO Research is more important than ever in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD's), malaria, and tuberculosis"
- BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), Twitter