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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Amy Wright, Ph.D.

Amy Wright, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Dr. Wright has been working in the field of Marine Natural Products Chemistry for over 24 years. Her primary research interests focus on the purification and structure identification of naturally occurring compounds which may have utility in treating cancer. Much of the research focuses on the investigation of deep-sea invertebrates collected using the Johnson-Sea-Link human- occupied submersibles.

Selected Publications: 

1.  Ian Paterson, Nicola M. Gardner, Karine G. Poullennec and Amy Wright. 2008. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 10,11-Dihydrodictyostatin, a Potent Analogue of the Marine Anticancer Agent Dictyostatin. J. Nat. Prod. Web edition published ASAP.

2.  Ian Paterson, Nicola Gardner, Karine Poullennec, and Amy Wright. 2007. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Analogues of Dictyostatin, Bioorganic and Med. Chem. Letters 17(9):2443-7.

3.  Shu-Wei Yang, Tze-Ming Chan, Alexei Buevich, Tony Preistly, James Crona, John reed, Amy Wright, Mahesh Patel, Vincent Gullo, Guodong Chen, Birenda Praminik and Min Chu 2007. Novel steroidal saponins, Sch 725737 and Sch 725739, from a marine starfish, Novodinia antillensis. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 17(20):5543-7.

4.  Amy Wright, Julianne Cook Botelho, Esther Guzmán, Dedra Harmody, Patricia Linley, Peter J. McCarthy, Tara P. Pitts, Shirley A. Pomponi, and John K. Reed, 2007. Neopeltolide a Macrolide from a Lithistid Sponge of the Family Neopeltidae J. Nat. Prod. 70: 412-416

5.  GM. Grasmueck, G. P. Eberli, T. Correa, D. A. Viggiano, J.Luo, G. J. Wyatt, A. E. Wright, J. K. Reed, S. A. Pomponi. 2007 (in press). AUV-Based Environmental Characterization of Deep-Water Coral Mounds in the Straits of Florida. 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, 30 April–3 May 2007, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 12 p.

Amy Wright, Ph.D.
Amy Wright, Ph.D.

Director Center for Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Florida Atlantic University

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside Campus

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