Dr. Diane N. Ignacio is a graduate of Howard University, Washington DC, USA, where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and later a fellowship in Oncology. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from The University of the West Indies. Her research interest is Prostate Cancer and Wound Healing: Using in vitro models to evaluate the biological impact and mechanism of action of natural compounds derived from indigenous plants. Her vision is to unearth low toxicity chemopreventive or clinical treatments to reverse tumorigenesis of Prostate cancer and find natural wound healing compounds.
Dr Ignacio was awarded research funding from The UWI-Trinidad and Tobago Research and Development Impact Fund (RDI) for her project entitled, “Unlocking the anticancer potential of a selected Caribbean plant. The main objective of this project is to better understand exactly how various extracts from Caribbean plants work against prostate cancer.
Presently, Dr. Ignacio is a lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy. Her current duties include teaching a variety of Pharmacy practice courses including; Applied Therapeutics, Drug Information, Patient Care Skills, and IV Admixture/TPN labs.