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Research

Pui-Kwong Chan Lab

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About the Lab

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The Chan Lab's research interest includes the identification and purification of Anti-tumor agents from Chinese medicine. Herbal Medicine has been a common therapeutic approach for various illnesses, including cancerous tumors, for centuries. Dr. Chan found that the extract from the husk of a plant (Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge (Sapindaceae)) contain saponins that have anti-tumor effect. The active compound was purified and then chemically modified to remove unwanted side -effect. In vitro studies with these compounds show that it inhibits cancer cells’ growth. Application of this drug and the structure/function relationship is the focus of current research.

The general goal of this laboratory is to search for more novel drugs and identify its drug mechanism.

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Primary Investigator

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First Name
Pui-Kwong
Last Name
Chan
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor