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Bethany G. Elkington


Research Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Director of Ethnobotany Resources, Pharmacognosy Institute
Curator Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, College of Pharmacy
Institute Affiliate, Pharmacognosy Institute

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Research Interests:
Exploring how people use plants for medicine.

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Honors Seminar (HON 201), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Honors Seminar (HON 201), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021

Selected Grants

Discovery of Anticancer Agents of Diverse Natural Origin, Ohio State University., 5/15/2020 - 4/30/2022, Obligated Amount: $674076; Anticipated Amount: $674076

Medicinal Plants of Laos: Discoveries, Conservation, and Community Engagement: Phase II, California Community Foundation., 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2023, Obligated Amount: $219090; Anticipated Amount: $219090

California Community Foundation (CCF) Elina Vesara Ostern Fund, California Community Foundation., 7/1/2013 - 12/31/2014, Obligated Amount: $53804; Anticipated Amount: $53804

Selected Publications

Soejarto, DD, Sydara, K, Elkington, BG. (2023). Preface. Medicinal Plants of Laos, xi-xii.

Soejarto, DD, Sydara, K, Xayvue, M, Souliya, O, Elkington, BG, Riley, M, Gyllenhaal, C. (2023). Importance of Engagement with the Communities: Impact on Preserving Medicinal Plants for Future Collections. Medicinal Plants of Laos. (pp. 221-228). doi:10.1201/9781003216636-7.

Soejarto, DD, Sydara, K, Elkington, BG. (2023). Medicinal Plants of Laos. doi:10.1201/9781003216636.

Soejarto, DD, Sydara, K, Elkington, BG, Riley, M, Souliya, O, Xayvue, M, Douangdeuane, B. (2023). Introduction: The Country of Laos and Research Leading to This Book. Medicinal Plants of Laos. (pp. 1-256). doi:10.1201/9781003216636-1.

Soejarto, DD, Sydara, K, Elkington, BG, Henkin, JM, Xayvue, M, Souliya, O. (2023). A Rapid Ethnobotanical Inventory of Medicinal Plants: A Model for Future Conservation Efforts. Medicinal Plants of Laos. (pp. 85-200). doi:10.1201/9781003216636-5.

Ren, Yulin, Elkington, Bethany G, Henkin, Joshua M, Sydara, Kongmany, Kinghorn, A Douglas, Soejarto, Djaja D. (2021). Bioactive small-molecule constituents of Lao plants. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 15, (12), 540-559. doi:10.5897/jmpr2021.7137.

Sawadogo, Wamtinga Richard, Luo, Yun, Elkington, Bethany, He, Tong-Chuan, Wang, Chong-Zhi, Yuan, Chun-Su. (2021). Assessment of the Cytotoxicity, Cell Cycle Arrest and Pro-apoptotic Effects of Two African Botanicals, Lantana ukambensis (Vatke) Verdc and Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile on Human Colorectal Cancer Cells. Technological Innovation in Pharmaceutical Research Vol. 1. (pp. 31-49). Sciencedomain International. doi:10.9734/bpi/tipr/v1/2249e.

Henkin, Joshua M, Sydara, Kongmany, Xayvue, Mouachanh, Souliya, Onevilay, Kinghorn, A Douglas, Burdette, Joanna E, Chen, Wei-Lun, Elkington, Bethany G, Soejarto, Djaja D. (2017). Revisiting the linkage between ethnomedical use and development of new medicines: A novel plant collection strategy towards the discovery of anticancer agents.. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 11, (40), 621-634. doi:10.5897/jmpr2017.6485.

Tibiri, André, Sawadogo, Wamtinga Richard, Dao, Abou, Elkington, Bethany G, Ouedraogo, Noufou, Guissou, Innocent Pierre. (2015). Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal Plants Among Dozo Hunters: An Ethnobotanical Survey in Niamberla Village, Burkina Faso. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21, (5), 294-303. doi:10.1089/acm.2014.0016.