Mr. Josh Kellogg works with graduate advisor, Dr. Mary Ann Lila. His research focus is medicinal plants, ethnobotany and infectious disease. He is engaged in research to develop a robust field-deployable assay using microalgae to screen plant extracts for potential antimalarial activity. In collaboration with scientists in Ecuador, he is investigating traditional antimalarial plants for bioactive chemistry and in vitro efficacy against the malarial parasite. Kellogg is also working with the Global Institute for BioExploration (GIBEX) in establishing research partnerships with developing countries and indigenous cultures worldwide to better bridge traditional culture and Western science in the research of natural products.
Flint, Courtney, Josh Kellogg, Mallory Dolan, Lama BouFajreldin, Ewan Robinson, Gary Ferguson, Ilya Raskin and Mary Ann Lila. 2011. Promoting wellness in Alaskan villages: Integrating traditional knowledge and science of wild berries. EcoHealth, 8: 199-209.
Kellogg, Joshua, Higgs, Clyde and Lila, Mary Ann. 2011. Prospects for Commercialisation of an Alaska Native Wild Resource as a Commodity Crop. Journal of Entrepreneurship. 20 (1): 77-101.
Kellogg, Joshua, Joseph, Gili, Andraw-Marobela, Kerstin, Sosome, Angleina, Flint, Courtney, Komarnytsky, Slavko, Fear, Georgie, Struwe, Lena, Raskin, Ilya and Lila, Mary Ann. 2010. Screens-to-nature: opening doors to traditional knowledge and hands-on science education. NACTA Journal. 54 (3): 41-48.
Kellogg, Joshua, Wang, Jinzhi, Flint, Courtney, Ribnicky, David, Kuhn, Peter, de Mejia, Elvira Gonzales, Raskin, Ilya and Lila, Mary Ann. 2010. Alaskan wild berry resources and human health under the cloud of climate change. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58 (7): 3884-3900.