Russell G Kerr

Name:
Russell G Kerr
Email:
rkerr@upei.ca
Position:
Professor
Department
Chemistry
Phone:
902-566-0565
Building
Duffy Research Centre 528
Island Scholar
Island Scholar Biography

Professor; Canada Research Chair in Marine Natural Products; Jeanne and J. Louis Lévesque Research Chair in Nutrisciences and Health

BSc, PhD (Calgary)

Dr. Kerr's research group at the University of Prince Edward Island is engaged in projects directed at the development of sustainable production methods of bioactive marine metabolites, and discovering new bioactive bio-products. The latter group includes natural products with activities in assays of relevance to human and animal health and with activity as marine antifouling agents.

Research Interests
  • Bioassay-guided purification of natural products / drug discovery
  • Isolation of natural product producing bacteria and fungi
  • Development of fermentation methods to optimize natural product production
  • Description of microbial communities in marine invertebrates