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  • Dr. Stephen Westcott, PhD Chemistry


Professor and Canada Research Chair
Adjunct Professor, Université Laval and at UNB


 Mount Allison University, Université Laval and UNB

Research Interests:

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. 

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Westcott is a BHCRI Associate Member


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