Pr. Gagnon's research group specializes in the fields of organic synthesis, methodology, catalysis, medicinal chemistry, epigenetics and organometallic chemistry. We are developing reactions catalyzed by transition metals such as copper and palladium and involving reagents called organobismuths. In the field of medicinal chemistry, we are developing inhibitors of biological targets involved in the expression of genes that play a role in the development of diseases such as cancer. More specifically, we are targeting DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), transcription factors and epigenetic readers (readers).
Pr. Alexandre Gagnon
Alexandre Gagnon, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Chemistry
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Department of chemistry
Bureau: CB-3660, Lab: CB-3450
Case Postale 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville,
Canada, H3C 3P8
Téléphone: 1.514.987.3000 ext 6856