Dr. Stephen Westcott, PhD Chemistry
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Adjunct Professor, Université Laval and at UNB
Mount Allison University, Université Laval and UNB
Synthesis, chemistry, boron, capsaicin, gingerol
Designing New Anticancer Compounds. Our research focuses on the design and synthesis of new bio-inspired compounds based on natural products, such as capsaicin (hot peppers) and ginergol (ginger). We are incorporating non-toxic boron groups into these new compounds as boron is known to selectively target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.