Summer Research Internship
Project 39:Development and utilization of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine

Contact Information

Contact: Pro. Lei Fu



Project Description and Objectives

The Fu lab was established in 2006 by professor Lei Fu, a famous scientist in the field of medicinal and organic chemistry. The research his group does interfaces chemistry and medicine, carrying out research on chemical synthesis and process development/optimization of drugs.

These projects are aimed at the Traditional Chinese herbal medicine according to the Chinese Yin-Yang and Five-Element theories to establish a process for the extraction of active ingredients of TCMs. A design will be made to validate a bioassay-based evaluation program, to articulate a TCM recipe/formula and to demonstrate medical applications in the following areas: free radical scavenging, anti-bacterial action, hyper sensitive skin and anti-inflammation.

This program will provide students the opportunity to learn the fundaments of drug development, identify the compounds in TCM by 1H NMR spectroscopy and HPLC-MS and to find the active ingredients in TCM.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Refer to school requirements, no more extra requirements

Main Tasks

Finish a research report.

Give two research presentations.

Submit one paper to a journal as a co-author.





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