Origin of current and past members

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Current Members


Pr. Alexandre Gagnon, Ph.D.

Research Director

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Hwai-Chien Chan

Ph.D., 2018 – present

Synthesis of covalent inhibitors of transcription factors

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Bianca Bueno

Ph.D., 2019 – present

Development of cyclopropylation methods

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Yarelys Elena Augusto-Jimenez

Ph.D., 2019 – present

Synthesis of DNMT inhibitors

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Bianca Bueno

Ph.D., 2019 – present

Development of cyclopropylation methods

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Ahmed Fnaiche

Ph.D., 2019 – present

Synthesis of reversible inhibitors of transcription factors


Rémi Edouard

Stage d'été 2022

Synthèse d'organobismuth et son utilisation en synthèse organique

Past Members

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Pauline Petiot

Ph.D, 2012–2016

Synthesis of organobismuths

functionalized and used in arylation reactions

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Cynthia Crifar

Ph.D, 2012–2013

O-Arylation of phenols using organobismuths

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Danny Chhin

B.Sc., Summer 2012

Phenanthrenequinone synthesis for electrochemical applications

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Bianca Bueno

M.Sc. (Master, France)


Development of an S-cyclopropylation reaction using tricyclopropylbismuth

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Eléonore Delaire

M.Sc. (Master, France) , 2019

Arylation of peptides on solid support

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Emeline Benoit

Ph.D., 2015–2019

Development of cyclopropylation reactions

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Ahmed Fnaiche

M.Sc. , 2018–2019

S-Cyclopropylation reaction using cyclopropylboronic acid

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Annabelle Yoakim

B.Sc. (CGCC scholarship)

Summer 2018

Cupro-catalyzed reaction studies

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Jérémie Pouliot

B.Sc. (RQRM scholarship)

Summer 2018

Arylation of peptides on solid support

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Marie-Jeanne Archambault

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)

Summer 2015

Development of chemoselective arylation reactions of peptides


Shuay Abdullayev


2016 – 2017

Synthesis of covalent inhibitors of transcription factors

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Myriam Mireault

B.Sc. (RQRM Scholarship) - Summer 2016

Synthesis of DNMT inhibitors

B.Sc. (CCVC Scholarship) - Summer 2017

Development of new catalysts for cupro-catalyzed cyclopropylation reactions

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Adrien Le Roch

M.Sc. (Master, France)


Arylation of peptides involving organobismuths

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Elizabeth Leduc ,

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)


Synthesis of DNA methyltansferase inhibitors


Kevin Désaulniers

B.Sc., Summer 2015

Synthesis of organobismuth complexes

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Tabinda ahmad

M.Sc., 2013–2016

Arylation of polyfunctionalized compounds using organobismuths

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Francis Pinsonneault

B.Sc. (CGCC scholarship)


Arylation of

alcohols using organobismuths

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Martin Hébert

M.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)


Arylation of peptides using organobismuths


Valérie Perrier

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)


Synthesis of derivatives of NSC319745, a DNMT inhibitor

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Vicky Golden

B.Sc, 2012–2013

Synthesis of NSC319745 derivatives

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Imene Khene

B.Sc., 2013–2014

Arylation of indoles and azoles using organobismuths

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Julien Dansereau

B.Sc - Summer 2013

N-Arylation of azoles and amino alcohols using organobismuths

M.Sc - 2015–2017

Palladium-catalyzed carbonylative cross coupling involving organobismuths


Mélanie Roy-Collinet

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)


Synthesis of derivatives of AK-I-85, a DNMT inhibitor

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Valentin Enault

IUT, 2013

Arylation reactions using organobismuths

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Iris Marcoux-Archambault

CEGEP student


Synthesis of NSC319745 and its derivatives

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Anzhelika Kabro



Investigation of the NSC319745 series as inhibitors of DNMTs

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Maxine Junker



Synthesis of organobismuths

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Florian Pierre

B.Sc., 2012

Thiolesters cross-coupling reactions involving organobismuths

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François Laverdière

Associated researcher


Synthesis of organobismuths

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Ingrid Pinel

IUT, 2012

Arylation reactions using Organobismuths

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Maxime Leroy

Ph.D. (Pharmaqam Scholarship)


Development of DNMT inhibitors

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Samira Samaali

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)


Arylation of 1,2-aminoalcohols using organobismuths

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Simon Ricard

Ph.D. (FRQNT scholarship)


Copper-catalyzed amide vinylation reaction

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Pricilia Kutudila

UPEC guest Ph.D.


Organobismuths in organic synthesis


Stéphane Gautreau

B.Sc. (NSERC Scholarship)

Summer 2016

Carbonylative cross coupling reaction involving triarylbismuths


Catherine Choinière

B.Sc. , Summer 2017

S-Cyclopropylation reaction

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Adrien Le Roch

Ph.D., 2016 – current

Organobismuth reagents in organic synthesis

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Léa Mélin

Ph.D., 2017–2021

Développement d'inhibiteurs de facteurs de transcription et de lecteurs épigénétiques

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Cédric Gros

B.Sc., Été 2021

Synthèses de peptides