James David Adams

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California

I am interested in California medicinal plants and learned for 14 years from a Chumash Healer how to use these plants. Having recently discovered new pharmacologically interesting compounds in three different California plants, I am now in the process of further characterizing these compounds. Future work will involve testing these compounds and plant medicines in animal models and clinical trials to find out if they have important medicinal properties. I am interested in pain control, stroke therapy and eczema therapy with California medicinal plants.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California