Pamela
Weathers
Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Biomedical Engineering
Biochemistry
Education
BS Biology Marquette University 1965
PhD Botany & Plant Pathology Michigan State University 1974
Expert Bio

Professor Weather's studies the production in planta (within the plant) of artemisinin and its other therapeutically active phytochemicals for their efficacy in treating malaria and other artemisinin-susceptible diseases. Her research has shown that delivery of artemisinin via powdered dried leaves of Artemisia annua (DLA), either as capsules or compressed into tablets, shows greater bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy against a number of diseases than does the pure drug artemisinin, so use of DLA could offer novel, more cost-effective therapies.

Media Coverage

Boston 25 Morning News at 7AM

Boston 25

Boston 25 News reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. (7:36:31 mark)

WBZ News Radio

WBZ News Radio 1030

WBZ reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. Plays at time mark 19:07:26.

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