Rupika Delgoda

Rupika Delgoda

Rupika Delgoda, D.Phil. is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Technology and Head of the Natural Products Institute, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Following a doctoral degree in Pharmacology at Oxford University, U.K. and a post-doctoral research Fellowship in Biochemistry at the University of Leicester, U.K., she commenced research in Jamaica at UWI in 2002. Her current research is focused on bio-prospecting Caribbean natural products. With the support of local and overseas granting agencies, Dr. Delgoda has established dedicated research facilities for identification of cytotoxic, chemopreventive natural products; the evaluation of drug-herb interactions, and has an interest in developing effective ways of controlling mosquito borne diseases. She has been the recipient of the UWI Principal’s Best researcher award and serves on several committees including the National Nutraceutical Industry, the Cannabis Research and Development Evaluation and Monitoring and the International Society for the Development of Natural Products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Natural Products Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica