Research on the Rational and Safe Use of Botanical Dietary Supplements to Strengthen the Immune System in the Time of COVID-19  will be presented by Dr. Angela I. Calderón on March 31 at noon CDT during the Illinois State University International Seminar Series COVID-19: International Perspectives. This free online webinar is open to the public with advance registration.  

Calderón is an associate professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Development in the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University where she has been on faculty since 2008. Calderón received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Panama, Panama City, Republic of Panama; M.Sc. in pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Ph.D. in pharmacognosy from the University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. She conducted her post doctorate on biomedical applications of mass spectrometry at the University of Chicago.  

Calderón specializes in natural drug products research, specifically applications of mass spectrometry to natural products drug discovery, and quality and safety assessment of botanical dietary supplements. Over the last 12 years, she has authored 44 publications, one U.S. patent, and five book chapters.  

The International Seminar Series is a collaboration between the Illinois State University Office of International Studies and Programs and Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN). Series coordinators are MCN Dean Judy Neubrander and Dr. Susana Calderon. The series continues with events each Wednesday at noon through May 5, 2021. To register or learn more about upcoming sessions, visit the International Seminar Series website