Expertise

Dr. Angela Calderón’s primary research interests are in two areas:

  • Biomedical applications of mass spectrometry in the discovery and development of bioactive natural products from plants for tuberculosis and tropical diseases particularly malaria
    • Screening for Plasmodium falciparum thioredoxin reductase and Mycobacterium tuberculosis shikimate kinase inhibitory activities of East Indian sandal oil (EISO) and Panamanian plants
  • Quality and safety assessment of botanical dietary supplements
    • Evaluation of the safety of concomitant use of açaí and maca botanical dietary supplements and anticancer drugs
    • LC-MS based metabolism studies of East Indian Sandal oil (EISO).
    • Development of LC-MS based chemical fingerprinting and profiling methods for East Indian Sandal oil (EISO)
    • LC-MS based metabolomic studies of promising medicinal and edible plant species and biological fluids
Communities
Pharmacy
Degrees
PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Pharmacognosy, 2002
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pharmacognosy , 1997
BS, University of Panama, Republic of Panama, Pharmacy, 1990
Keywords
infectious diseases proteomics mass spectrometry liquid chromatography natural products research natural products chemistry natural products biology natural products drug discovery botanical dietary supplements research pharmacognosy metabolomics cancer plant, marine, soil bacterial and fungal metabolites botanical-drug interactions
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Honors

Scholarship, Fulbright, 1994-1997

Associations
American Society of Pharmacognosy
American Society for Mass Spectrometry