Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – January 2011
Findings Magazine: Drugs from Caves?
Institute: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Brian Bachmann, a biosynthetic chemist at Vanderbilt University, studies cave-dwelling creatures and the molecules they make. He is searching for new or overlooked compounds that could make useful drugs.
You can read more about Dr. Bachmann in the current issue of Findings magazine. Findings, published twice a year by NIGMS, profiles scientists doing cutting-edge research. It is available free to the public.
You can read more about Dr. Bachmann's work in Findings at http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan11/drugsdeepdown.asp. Visit http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings to order free print copies of Findings or read the current issue online. At this site, you can also solve crossword puzzles associated with Findings articles, see interviews with scientists, access other Web-only movies and podcasts, and subscribe to the mailing list to receive new issues for free.