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Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Dr. Balunas received a dual B.A./B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Rochester. She completed her M.S. degree in Plant Ecology with Dr. Robin Kimmerer from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She studied with Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn for her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then conducted her postdoctoral research on marine natural products drug discovery with Dr. Bill Gerwick at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in conjunction with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City, Panama. Dr. Balunas began her independent career at the University of Connecticut Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, moving in May 2022 to UMich.

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