Charlottetown, PEI – Canada research chair in marine natural products Russ Kerr was recently awarded Prince Edward Island’s Premier’s Medal for Innovation for his work on advancing cancer treatment. He is now developing and testing a marine product known as desmethyleleutherobin, a highly promising cancer drug. The prestigious provincial award was handed down by Prince Edward Island premier, Robert Ghiz.
Dr Kerr’s research focuses on developing sustainable production methods for bioactive marine products, and discovering new marine products with the potential to improve the well-being of humans and animals. He currently works out of the University of Prince Edward Island, after moving there from Florida Atlantic University.