Gael Neba is a current PhD student working on anticancer drug development in the Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bamenda, Cameroon.
She later went on to complete her MSc in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at De Montfort University. During her Masters, she carried out dissertation work evaluating the effects of lyophilisation on the enzymatic activity of cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are the main drug-metabolising enzymes in the liver. This study, coupled with her interest in anticancer drug development served as inspiration and paved the way for her PhD research.
Currently, Gael's PhD research focuses on how polymethoxy flavones can be used as tumour controlling agents. She focuses on the anticancer properties of chrysosplenetin and nobiletin, all important bioactive compounds found in Artemisia annua, a herb traditionally used as medicine to treat fever, inflammation, and malaria in many parts of the world.