Dr. Carcache de Blanco's research interests focus on the discovery of bioactive constituents from natural product sources with potential application in cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy. She is also interested in the study of botanical dietary supplements and other herbal products used in traditional medicine.
- 2005, National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pharmacognosy
- 2003, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pharmacognosy
- 1997, MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pharmacognosy
- 1986, BS, Outstanding Student (1st Place), National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Pharmacy
- Travel Research Award, 2008 - 2008
- UIC Health Science Auxiliary Award Fellowship, 2003 - 2003
- Van Doren Scholar, 2003 - 2003
- Student Research Award/The American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2003
- UIC Health Science Auxiliary Award Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
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- Pérez LB, Still PC, Naman CB, Ren Y, Pan L, Chai HB, Carcache de Blanco EJ, Ninh TN, Van Thanh B, Swanson SM, Soejarto DD, Kinghorn AD. Investigation of Vietnamese plants for potential anticancer agents. Phytochem Rev. 2014 Dec;13(4):727-739.
- Naz S, Tabassum S, Freitas Fernandes N, Mujahid M, Zia M, Carcache de Blanco EJ. Anticancer and antibacterial potential of Rhus punjabensis and CuO nanoparticles. Nat Prod Res. 2018 Oct 15;:1-6.
- Tang Z, Acuña UM, Fernandes NF, Chettiar S, Li PK, DE Blanco EC. Structure-Activity Relationship of Niclosamide Derivatives. Anticancer Res. 2017 06;37(6):2839-2843.
- Ren Y, Benatrehina PA, Muñoz Acuña U, Yuan C, Chai HB, Ninh TN, Carcache de Blanco EJ, Soejarto DD, Kinghorn AD. Isolation of Bioactive Rotenoids and Isoflavonoids from the Fruits of Millettia caerulea. Planta Med. 2016 Jul;82(11-12):1096-104.
- Muñoz Acuña U, Carcache PJ, Matthew S, Carcache de Blanco EJ. New acyclic bis phenylpropanoid and neolignans, from Myristica fragrans Houtt., exhibiting PARP-1 and NF-κB inhibitory effects. Food Chem. 2016 Jul 01;202:269-75.
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