Welcome to the Cairo Lab!

We are a Chemical Biology research group at the University of Alberta in the Department of Chemistry.

Our primary research interests are in understanding molecular mechanisms that regulate receptor function at the plasma membrane which lead to lymphocyte activation and cellular adhesion.

We use medicinal chemistry, bioconjugate chemistry, and enzymology as our primary tools to study these systems. Applications in cell biology and immunology are being explored with fluorescence microscopy and biophysical methods like single particle tracking (SPT) and fluorescence photobleaching recovery (FPR). Our studies are focused on targets in human health including: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and autoinflammation.