Media Gallery


UF College of pharmacy – 2020

Dr. Hendrik Luesch wins Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award; mentees showcase research at Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products

Alumni and graduate students who worked under Luesch’s mentorship came from across the world to present at the Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products.

University of florida on Youtube – 2019

Every Day is Game Day Video

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., and his research lab are featured in the University of Florida’s 2019 TV commercial which aired during Gator sporting events.

FOX 10 Phoenix – 2019

Eating seaweed could prevent colon cancer, inflammation of digestive tract, study suggests

Researchers conducted a multi-year study to identify the compounds in seaweed that contain anti-inflammatory properties as well as the mechanisms that cause these compounds to reduce inflammation. Their findings were published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

UF College of pharmacy – 2019

UF researchers dive into the science of how seaweed might prevent colon cancer and inflammation of the digestive tract

Consuming a seaweed found near the Florida Keys may offer health benefits in preventing colon cancer and inflammatory diseases of the digest tract.

UF College of pharmacy – 2019

UF scientists eye novel drug candidate with marine origins to treat vision loss

Researchers from the University of Florida and Singapore are focused on a novel drug candidate with marine origins as a new method to prevent or treat vision loss.

UF College of Pharmacy – 2018

Novel drug inspired by a marine natural product offers new approach to treat pancreatic cancer

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer.

UF COllege of Pharmacy 2018

Dr. Hendrik Luesch appointed to Natural Product Reports’ editorial board

The Royal Society of Chemistry has appointed Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., to the editorial board of the journal Natural Product Reports.

University of Florida on Youtube – 2017

Dr. Hendrik Luesch featured in Go Greater campaign video

In an increasingly complex and global world, the Gator Nation is more determined than ever to do its share.

UF College of Pharmacy – 2017

Key drug discovery experts from across Florida converge at 2017 UF Drug Discovery Symposium

The second annual UF Drug Discovery Symposium brought together many of Florida’s major players in the drug discovery field.

UF COllege of Pharmacy – 2017

Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., received the Golden Medal Award for his presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Herbal and Traditional Medicine.

UF HEalth News – 2016

Researchers identify new strategy for discovering colorectal cancer drugs

University of Florida pharmacy researchers have identified novel drug targets and a new screening method for drugs affecting the signaling pathways in colorectal cancer.

Huffington Post – 2013

Florida Seaweed May Fight Cancer, Says University Of Florida Study

Seaweed, particularly a variety found in Florida waters, may be a secret weapon against cancer, according to a recent study by the University of Florida.

UF Office of Research – 2011

Marine natural products may provide new weapons against cancer and other diseases

Cyanobacteria have many names and most are not very flattering — like sea scum and red slime. Hendrik Luesch would like to improve their image by adding another name — cancer treatment.

Newsweek – 2010

Why Scientists are searching for cures underwater

When Hendrik Luesch invited me to Florida to go snorkeling, I didn’t expect to be wading through brackish muck in the Indian River Lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary.

UF HEalth’s THE post – 2008

Under the Sea

Forget visions of frothy, bubbling beakers — Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., calls the ocean his laboratory, where marine organisms may hold the key to curing the world’s worst diseases.


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