Tim West, Kissing Amazonian Fish. Photo by: Zoe Helene

Medicine Hunter, Students Travel to Amazon
Comcast Network/NECN
with Mike Nikitas

Fresh off an expedition to the Amazon, medicine hunter Chris Kilham detailed his findings on NECN Morning. With him was student Tim West, who was one of a handful of students who traveled to the Amazon with Chris, an ethnobotany professor at UMass Amherst.

"We took 15 students. It was basically nine days in the Amazon -- three credit course in medical plants -- and the idea was introduce them to the Amazon rain forest, the river, the wildlife and medical plants that are used by the native people there." - Chris Kilham, Comcast Network/NECN

Chris and Tim share video from their trip.

January 2010