Assistant Professor of Environmental Technology (Natural Product Chemistry)
Sahena Ferdosh joined the UOG Western Pacific Tropical Research Center in September 2022 from the International Islamic University Malaysia, where she was an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science from 2014 to 2022.
As an expert in the field of natural product chemistry, Ferdosh’s research at UOG will focus on the development of novel extraction methods for use on sea cucumbers, fish, and medicinal plants in Guam. She has expertise in supercritical fluid technology for the processing of omega-3 fish oil from marine by-products and of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants. She has also developed methods to separate saturated and unsaturated fatty acids from fish by-products by enriching omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid in fish oil, which is also cholesterol-free. Ferdosh’s methods utilize low temperatures and yield large quantities of enhanced food, nutraceutical, and bioactive compounds without incorporating harmful substances.
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