Fatma Al-Awadhi awarded Kilmer Prize by The American Society of Pharmacognosy

The American Society of Pharmacognosy selected Fatma Al-Awadhi, a 2017 Ph.D. graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, as its Kilmer Prize winner. The award recognizes outstanding student research in the area of natural products and supports Al-Awadhi’s travel to the American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 29 to August 2. Fatma obtained her Ph.D. under the supervision of Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development. Her research involves the discovery and characterization of novel anticancer and antimetastatic agents from marine cyanobacteria. The Kilmer Prize was established in 1935 by the American Pharmacists Association in honor of Dr. Frederick Barnett Kilmer, who served as the scientific director of the laboratories of Johnson & Johnson for 45 years beginning in 1888.