Our Story

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!

Our Approach

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!.

Neda Firoozi, CCRI PDF

PhD, Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Hometown: Shiraz , Iran

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of tissue transglutaminase inhibitors

Eric Gates, PhD (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)

BSc (Hons), Chemistry-Biology, University of New Brunswick

Hometown: Hampton, NB

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase factor XIII specific inhibitors

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

Adrien Prince-Hallée, NSERC USRA

BSc, Biomed, University of Ottawa

Hometown: Gatineau, QC

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase factor XIII specific inhibitors

Jane Arciszewski, NSERC USRA

BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of transglutaminase targeted covalent inhibitors

Kyle Passley, NSERC USRA

BSc, Chemistry University of Ottawa

Hometown: North Bay, ON

Fluorescent protein labelling using amino quinoline fluorgenic dimaleimide probes

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