Molecular Modeling and New Drug Development: Development of Biological and Chemical Agents

Researchers involved with this research team are looking at different chemical and biological approaches to the discovery and development of cancer therapies. Chemical agents refer to synthetic molecules, small peptides or natural products, whereas biological therapies use the patient’s immune system, either directly or indirectly, to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments. Experts in cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, organic chemistry, molecular modeling and radiobiology exploit the genomic and proteomic technologies as well as the best bioinformatics tools with the overarching goal to develop “smart” drugs against key targets for therapeutic intervention.

Theme Leader: Dr. Jian Hui Wu, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Members:

Dr. Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Raquel Aloyz, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Richard Béliveau, Université du Quebec a Montréal

Dr. Katherine Borden, Université de Montréal

Dr. Marc Fabian, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Sylvie Mader, Université de Montréal

Dr. Koren Mann, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Thierry Muanza, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Lawrence Panasci, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Michael Pollak, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Stephane Richard, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Siham Sabri, Research Institute McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Uri Saragovi, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Ivan Topisirovic, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Mark Trifiro, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Josie Ursini-Siegel, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. John White, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University

Dr. Michael Witcher, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University