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Dr. Siyaram Pandey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor, "Complex Natural Extract and Natural Compounds as Potential Treatment for Complex Disease like Cancer", RM 145 HK

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:00

Siyaram Pandey is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. He received his MSc from Banaras Hindu University (1986), Varansi, India and his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University/CCMB (1992), New Delhi, India. He did is postdoctoral training at McGill and joined NRC, Ottawa as a research officer (1993-2000). He joined the University of Windsor in 2000.

Dr. Pandey’s research is focused on apoptosis (cell suicide), which is central to various aspects of human health including neurodegeneration, stroke and cancer. Dr. Pandey has been using different cellular and animal models of cancer and Parkinson’s disease in order to investigate biochemical mechanisms of cell death and therapeutic interventions. He has established successful collaborations with Oncologist Dr. Hamm at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Organic Chemists Dr. McNulty at McMaster University, Dr. Hudlicky at Brock University and Dr Yi wang and Dr. Guang Liang at Wenzhow Medical College, China.

He was the President of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada from 2013-1015. He is also currently the Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Windsor Botanical Therapeutics Inc. Toronto.

His group is known for their discovery of the novel natural anti-cancer compound Pancratistatin, and Dandelion Root extract which is in clinical trial for blood cancer. He has also discovered the neuro-protective anti-bax intrabodies, as well as water-soluble CoQ10. His successful collaboration with Dr. Sikorska and Dr. Tanha at NRC, and Dr. Cohen at the Department of Psychology (U of W) and has established a unique research group with expertise in behavioral, biochemical, and histological assessment of neuroprotective agents.