Dr. Roy Golsteyn directs the Natural Product and Cancer Cell Laboratories in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. His research focuses on natural products, their biological targets, and new medicines. In parallel, his laboratory works closely with Blackfoot First Nation communities to exchange western scientific and traditional knowledge. With Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge holds one of the largest natural product extract libraries from prairie plants.
Roy completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge under Sir Tim Hunt, (Nobel Prize 2001). Roy has worked in the Swiss Cancer Research Institute (ISREC, Lausanne), the Institute Curie, (Paris), and in the pharmaceutical industry, Servier Laboratories France.
Roy has published more than 80 scientific papers and 5 patents about cancer cells and natural products. As part of his commitment to science and community, Roy sits on the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada Board, and has previously sat on the Board of Directors of Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) and of 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union. In 2013 he was Chief Judge for the Canada Wide Science Fair.