Wednesday, September 27

SU Land-Grant Campus kicks off Fall Seminar Series with Presentation on Medicinal Plants

Dr. Kit Chin, Director of Roselle Hibiscus Research at the SU Land-Grant Campus, discussed the effects of roselle hibiscus and wild-collected mushrooms on the growth of human cancer cells on Sept. 26 at the SU Ag Center.

Baton Rouge, La. The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus (LGC) kicked off its Fall Seminar Series on September 26 with a presentation on medicinal plants.

The presentation, which focused on roselle hibiscus and wild mushrooms, was presented by Dr. Kit L. Chin, Director of Roselle Hibiscus Research at the LGC.

During the seminar, Dr. Chin discussed the role that hibiscus plants and wild mushrooms play on the inhibition of human cancer cell growth.  He also discussed the effects of extracts of the color pigment profile from the hibiscus plant and wild-collected mushrooms on human cancer cell growth.

The next scheduled seminar will be held on October 26 with SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences alumnus Dr. LaPorchia Collins. Dr. Collins will present on her successful journey since Southern University.

Dr. James Hanson, Professor of Agronomy and Statistician for the LCG, will also present a seminar on “Experimental Plan and Design” on November 16.

Both seminars will be held at 3 p.m. in the SU Ag Center.

For additional information on the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’ Fall Seminar Series, contact Dr. Kit Chin at 225-771-2242.


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