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Ramon Gonzalez, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018
For outstanding contributions to the fields of metabolic engineering and industrial biomanufacturing.

An unnatural way to make natural products

Via Science X Network | June 11, 2019

From medicine to fragrances, nature provides many of the key chemical compounds needed in an endless number of pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Now, a cutting-edge technique engineered by researchers at University of South Florida is changing the way scientists isolate these precious molecules.

“Plant natural products are already widely used across so many industries,” said Ramon Gonzalez, Ph.D., professor in the USF Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering and a Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar. “Taxus brevifolia, for example, the Pacific yew plant, contains molecules that are used to produce a chemotherapy drug for several cancer treatments. The problem is that many of these products are expensive and difficult to extract efficiently… Continue reading.

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Dr. Ramon Gonzalez Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Ramon Gonzalez, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Rice University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Gonzalez was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the fields of metabolic engineering and industrial biomanufacturing.

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