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Bethany G. Elkington

Research Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Research Interests:
Exploring how people use plants for medicine.

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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

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, A, Sawadogo, WR, Dao, A, Elkington, BG, Ouedraogo, N, Guissou, IP. (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.

Elkington, BG, Sydara, K, Newsome, A, Hwang, CH, Lankin, DC, Simmler, C, Napolitano, JG, Ree, R, Graham, JG, Gyllenhaal, C, Bouamanivong, S, Souliya, O, Pauli, GF, Franzblau, SG, Soejarto, DD. (2014). New finding of an anti-TB compound in the genus Marsypopetalum (Annonaceae) from a traditional herbal remedy of Laos. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 151, (2), 903-911. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.057.

Elkington, BG, Phiapalath, P, Sydara, K, Somsamouth, V, Goodsmith, NI, Doel Soejarto, D. (2014). Assessment of the importance of medicinal plants among communities around khiat ngong of southern Laos. Journal of Environmental Biology, 35, (4), 607-615.

Elkington, Bethany, Soejarto, Djaja Djendoel, Sydara, Kongmany. (2014). Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10656-4.

Elkington, Bethany G, Sydara, Kongmany, Hartmann, John F, Southavong, Bounhong, Soejarto, D Doel. (2013). Folk Epidemiology Recorded in Palm Leaf Manuscripts of Laos.. Journal of Lao studies, 3, (1), 1-14.

Elkington, BG, Sydara, K, Al, Newsome, Hwang, CH, Simmler, C, Lankin, DC, Souliya, O, Franzblau, SG, Soejarto, DD. (2013). Bioactive Plants Used to Treat Symptoms of Tuberculosis from Traditional Medicines of Laos. PLANTA MEDICA, 79, (10), 835-835.