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UMICH Natural Products Discovery Core

Overview of Services

The Natural Products Discovery Core (NPDC) has developed a 50,000-sample (and growing) library of natural product extracts derived from a uniquie collection of diverse marine and terrestrial actinomycetes, fungi and cyanobacteria. The core provides researchers at U-M and external partners with the technology and expterise to develop candidates identified through high-througput screening into unique, bioactive, patentable small molecules. Rapid genomic and metabolomic profiling allows users to identify high value molecules as probes and drug leads. 


Ashu Tripathi, Ph.D. Director 734-647-9466
Jenn Soules LSI Cores Business Administrator 734-647-7772

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM 

 210 Washtenaw Ave.
 Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-2216

Links and Resources

  1. Natural Product Discovery Core


Below is suggested language for recognizing the Core's contributions to your work:

Research reported in this publication was supported by the University of Michigan Natural Products Discovery Core (NPDC). The NPDC is grateful for support from the U-M Life Sciences Institute, the U-M Biosciences Inititiative, and grants from the National Institute of Health.


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jenn Soules
LSI Cores Business Administrator

Ashu Tripathi