PRAIRIE PEOPLE...

because we want to connect chemicals from prairie plants to human cell biology, health and wellness.

We are scientists, graduates, undergraduates, technicians, but most importantly, we are students of biology, the science of connections. 

The Natural Product Laboratory welcomes those who are curious about biology.  If you would like to be a student in our laboratory, contact Dr. Roy Golsteyn.

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THE PRAIRIE TO PHARMACY TEAM

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ROY GOLSTEYN PHD

Principle Investigator

Roy Golsteyn holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in France prior to joining the University of Lethbridge.  He is the vice-president of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada.  He believes in the immense scientific potential of prairie plants.

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HALEY ALLARD BSC

Graduate Student MSc

Haley Allard graduated in Biology from the University of Lethbridge, and brings expertise in botany and agriculture to her experiments on cell division. She is the winner of the 2018 Biology Undergraduate Research symposium.

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HALEY SHADE

Honours Thesis Biology

Haley Shade is investigating prairie plants given by Traditional Knowledge holders from the Blackfoot First Nations while completing her studies in pre-medicine. Haley is a recipient of the prestigious ATCO Canada fellowship.

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TANNER LOCKWOOD

Independent Study

Tanner Lockwood is already recognized as one of U. Lethbridge's "Shining Star" students.  He has worked on plant surveys with Campus Ecology cohort and the Pharm-Drone Project (awarded 1st place in Alberta Undergraduate Research Conference 2020).

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ARABA SAGOE-WAGNER MSC

Research Assistant

Araba Sagoe-Wagner joined the Natural Product Laboratory in Fall 2020.  She is recent graduate from the University of Lethbridge and has expertise in our core cell biology models:  phenotypic assays of novel plant extracts.

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SHANNON HEALY
BSC HONOURS

Research Assistant

Shannon is a recent graduate from the U of L.  She joined the team in Fall 2020, bringing skills in biochemistry, microbiology, and laboratory safety.  Shannon is leading extraction and novel plant property assays.

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FORMER PRAIRIE PEOPLE

The Natural Product Laboratory is a launch pad for excellent students.  Here are colleagues who have taken off...

Layla Molina  MSc   
Alessandra Bosco  MSc
Jan Tuescher  MSc     
Chad Beck BSc Honours
Rebecca Runions       
Nadia Hand
Brenna Monaghan  BSc
Quentin Golsteyn  BASc
Danî Kalsbeek  MSc