Lecturer, student publish breast cancer research


Dr. Ramneet Kaur and her UNG research student Sidhika Sharma, a May 2019 graduate who earned a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, published a manuscript about breast cancer research in the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

Titled “One-Pot Mild and Efficient Synthesis of [1,3] Thiazino [3,2-a] Indol-4-ones and their Anti-Proliferative Activity,” the published article discusses the testing of 14 synthetic compounds as possible treatments for triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive form of breast cancer.

“There is no targeted treatment available for this type of breast cancer in clinic currently,” Kaur said. “My research focuses on using natural products for the treatment.”

Sharma, a 21-year-old from Buford, Georgia, is excited her research is published, which will help advance the science and treatment of breast cancer.