Chemistry research on the Saint John campus is focused on the isolation and structure determination of biologically active natural products.
Currently we are investigating traditionally used medicinal plants and marine algae as sources of new anti-infective agents and are particularly interested in plants that possess anti-tuberculosis activity.
We are also isolating fungi that live within the tissues of the plants that we are studying as these have been shown to represent a relatively unexploited resource for the discovery of new chemical diversity.
Research opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students in biology and chemistry. For more information, see the Natural Products Research Group.