Associate Prof. Dedi Meiri Lab Project for The Summer
Welcome to the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Natural Drug Discovery, where we investigate the vast therapeutic potential of naturally-occurring metabolites from various species of cannabis and other plants, algae, and fungi.
Our primary research focus revolves around understanding how these unique metabolites influence different types of cancer, inflammatory diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders.
During the summer, we invite you to choose a project in one of the following areas:
- Investigate the modulation of T helper 17 (Th17) cell activity with metabolites from Psilocybe fungi in a model of inflammatory bowel disease.
- Overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) by blocking the overexpression and activity of efflux pumps with specific metabolites from the cannabis plant.