Chido Hambira

Dr. Chido Hambira received her PhD from The Ohio State University under the guidance of Professor James Fuchs and Professor David Nagib. During this time, Chido worked on the synthesis of chemical probes to identify proteins associated with bacterial biofilm formation, and developed a new iodane-mediated C-H functionalization method for the late-stage derivatization of medicinally relevant compounds.

Dr. Hambira is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Professor David Perrin’s lab at the University of British Columbia where she is working on finding new ways to treat aggressive tumors using the natural product alpha-amanitin. More specifically, Chido is excited about the potential to develop amanitin-based chemotherapeutics for targeted therapy.