At the University of Detroit Department of Chemistry, Dr. Kabara and his undergraduate students began experimenting with the nutritional effects of fatty acids, particularly the 12-carbon chain fatty acid lauric acid, and its monoglyceride – known as Monolaurin.
Dr. Kabara’s pioneering research in the discovery of monolaurin in mother’s milk in the 1960’s is the basis for bringing Lauricidin® to the healthcare community.
With the findings of Dr. Kabara and his students, Med-Chem Laboratories, Inc. was born.
Dr. Kabara was granted over 15 scholarships, has had more than 30-research sponsors and has been awarded over 16 U.S. and foreign patents. He is credited with more than 200 publications including book chapters or books.
The Kabara family continues to support new research discoveries and the development of young leaders.