In Search of Medicine from Amphibian Skin in Panama

The project is informal. It is a collaboration with investiagators at INDICASAT (scientific institute) and STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) in Panama through which we continue to study the antimicrobial peptides produced in amphibian skin. These peptides have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. 

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Louise Rollins-Smith [Email]
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Panama City, Panama; other locations in Panama

Contacts N/A
Program Type

Research, Training or Education

Funding Type



Central and South America

Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Education, Infectious Diseases


Graduate students (non-clinical)

Program Length

Less than 1 month

VU Affiliation The program is not affiliated with Vanderbilt.

The program has a language requirement (Spanish).