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.
THE PRAIRIE TO PHARMACY TEAM
ROY GOLSTEYN PHD
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.
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.
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.
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).
ARABA SAGOE-WAGNER MSC
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.
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.
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
Brenna Monaghan BSc
Quentin Golsteyn BASc
Danî Kalsbeek MSc