Robert Hurta is a molecular and cellular biologist who conducts research on gene expression and regulation relevant to vascular cell biology and cancer cell biology. One of his current research interests focuses on investigations of the effects of compounds from plants and marine sources on cancer cell and vascular smooth muscle cell behaviors and the possible chemopreventative and chemoprotective properties of these compounds. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry, a B.A. degree in English, an M.S. degree in medical biochemistry, and a Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. His postdoctoral studies were at the MCTRF. Prior to joining the Department of Biology at UPEI, he held appointments at the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology of the University of Toronto and at St. Michael's Hospital. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at UPEI.
Biography Updated on 6 September 2011