We are proud of the wide diversity represented in our group. Although we come from different cultural backgrounds, we share a passion for research and the joy of discovery. Our group provides a healthy and nurturing environment that allows everyone to develop to their fullest potential – and have a lot of fun along the way!
We enjoy our multidisciplinary approach to science. Rather than comprising sub-groups of specialists, our group gives everyone the opportunity to learn organic synthesis, protein biochemistry, tissue culture and analytical methods. We believe this broad training at the interface of chemistry and biology is ideally suited for both academia and the modern biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.
Meet the Keillors!
The Keillor group brings together skilled, passionate researchers from the fields of molecular biology to synthetic chemistry, and everywhere between!.
Karine Bourgeois, MSc
BSc (Hons), Chemistry, Université de Moncton
Hometown: Moncton, NB
Phamacokinetic assessment of novel targeted covalent inhibitors for human tissue transglutaminase
Sydney Acton, NSERC MSc
BSc (Hons), Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Hometown: Vernon, BC
Design, synthesis, and evaluation of fluorogenic reagents for in-vivo protein labeling
Kelvin Tsao, NSERC PhD
BSc (Hons), Chemical Biology, McMaster University
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Cellular protein labelling using fluorogenic dimaleimide probes following their design and synthesis
Nicole McNeil, NSERC PDF
PhD (NSERC-CGSD), Chemistry, University of Calgary
BSc (Hons), Saint FX University
Hometown: Pasadena, NL
Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase irreversible inhibitors.
Abdullah Akbar, PhD
BSc (Hons), Biopharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase irreversible inhibitors
Eric Gates, MSc
BSc (Hons), Chemistry-Biology, University of New Brunswick
Hometown: Hampton, NB
Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase factor XIII specific inhibitors