Jason Clement, PhD
(Principal Investigator)
Ph: 267-893-6761




Ph.D. (2005) Virginia Tech

Post doctoral (2006-2007) Molecular Targets Laboratory, National Cancer Institute-Frederick

Appointment at the Blumberg:   Senior chemist, Assistant Professor


  • Discovery of antibacterial compounds from soil bacteria and fungi.
  • Discovery of compounds from natural sources with anti-infectivity activity against hepatitis B virus.
  • Biologically active compounds from plants with traditional medicinal uses from the Eastern U.S.

 The mission of NPDI is to make use of the former Merck natural products collections, and to make the collections available to the research community.  NPDI has a variety of arrangements with external clients ranging from academic investigators to pharmaceutical companies.  See the NPDI website for more information:


Clement, J.A.; Ondeyka, J. G.; Goetz, M. A.  Benzoate Esters and Flavonoids from Desmos pedunculosus.  Manuscript in preparation.

Clement, J. A.; Willis, T. J.  Sesquiterpenoids from Eupatorium serotinum. Nat. Prod. J.20166(2), 103-107.

Clement, J. A.; Bleich, R. M.; Campbell, H. E.; Naylor, K.; Flood, M. J.; Kelly, R. M.; Wu, S. B.; Kennelly, E. J.; Schmitt, J. D. Cytotoxic oplopane sesquiterpenoids from Arnoglossum atriplicifolium. Nat Prod Res. 2015 Nov 5:1-6.

Clement, J. A; Clement, E. S.  The Medicinal Chemistry of Genus AraliaCurr. Top. Med. Chem.2015, 14(24), 2783-2801.

Clement, J. A.; Flood, M. J.; Bleich, R. M.; Willis, T. J.; Kelly, R. M.; Schmitt, J. D.  Diterpenoids and Acetylenic Lipids from Aralia racemosaBiochem. Syst. Ecol.  2013, 51, 4-7. 

Appiah, A. A.; Asomaning, W. A.; Oppong, I. V.; Duker-Eshun, G.; Clement, J. A. Okine, L. K. N.; Achel, G.; Gyampo, O.; Adjei, S.; Nyarko, A. K.; Aboagye, F. A.; Edoh, D. A.

African Natural Plant Products Volume II, 1st ed., ACS Symposium Series, H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, and Chi-Tang Ho, editors. USA: American Chemical Society; 2013. Chapter 6,  Prospects of Croton membranaceus for Prostate Health; p.79-92.

Pate, S. J.; Clement, J. A.; McCoy, J. A.; Lance, S. L.; Mathews, K. G. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Actaea racemosa (black cohosh, Ranunculaceae). Am J Bot. 2012, 99(7), e274-276.