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Girma M. Woldemichael, Ph.D.

Molecular Targets Laboratory
Staff Scientist (Contr)
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 538, Room 131
P.O. Box B
Frederick, MD 21702-1201


Received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemical Biology from Heidelberg University (Germany) and did post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona and at the NCI. Joined the Molecular Targets Development Program in 2007 as a Staff Scientist affiliated with SAIC-Frederick, Inc.


High throughput screening represents an attractive route for the discovery of modulators of newly discovered targets in cancer and other diseases. An area of my research focus is the development of validated cell-based high throughput screening assays for the discovery of modulators of such targets. Emphasis is given to discovery of modulators from natural products (plants, marine- and micro-organisms) through the design of natural products compatible screening assays. The biological characterization of screen hits through the elucidation mechanisms and/or modes of action is another area of my research focus. My work encompasses the intersection of various disciplines including natural products chemistry, molecular and cellular biology,and high throughput automation.

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