Biology Professors

Dr. Jenny Bruin

  • Pancreas Development
Dr. Kyle Biggar

  • Functional Proteomics
  • Drug development
  • Protein lysine methylation
Dr. Catherine Cullingham

  • Landscape, population, and conservation genetics
Dr. Ashkan Golshani

  • Functional genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Interaction networks
  • Systems biology
Dr. Root Gorelick

  • Evolution of sex
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Classical botany
  • Mathematical biology
  • Climate change
Dr. Shelley Hepworth

  • Plant molecular genetics
  • Developmental biology
Dr. Iain Lambert

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic toxicology
Dr. Heath MacMillan

  • Integrative and comparative animal ecophysiology
Dr. Bruce McKay

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genomics
  • Cancer Biology
Dr. Owen Rowland

  • Plant molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
Dr. Myron Smith

  • Fungal molecular genetics
  • Antimicrobial drug discovery
Dr. Ken Storey

  • Biochemical adaptations
Dr. William G. Willmore

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
Dr. Alex Wong

  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Experimental evolution
Dr. Tim Xing

  • Plant genomics
Dr. Susan Aitken – Affiliated Faculty

  • Protein and pathway engineering
  • Enzymology
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Pyridoxal phosphate biochemistry

Instructors

Note: Instructors are able to supervise undergraduate research

Dr. Iain McKinnell

  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
Dr. Martha Mullally

  • Biology Education
  • Evidence Based Learning

Adjunct Professors

Note: Adjuncts are able to co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research

Dr. Burton Blais –  Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  • Pathogen genomics
Dr. Steve Brooks –  Health Canada

  • Animal biochemistry
Dr. Balu Chakravarthy – National Research Council

  • Molecular signaling
  • Cell adaptation
Dr. Amanda MacFarlane –  Health Canada
Dr. Francesco Marchetti –  Health Canada

  • Mutation
  • Environmental health
  • Germ cells
Dr. Sara Martin – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Carlos Monreal – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Dr. Laurian Robert –  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Bahram Samanfar –  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Dr. Johann Schernthaner –  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

  • Plant molecular biology and biotechnology
Dr. Jeff Skevington – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

  • Insect systematics
Dr. Rajagopal Subramaniam –  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

  • Fungal genetics
  • Plant disease resistance
Dr. Azam Tayabali – Health Canada

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
Dr. Carole Yauk– Health Canada

  • Mutations
  • Environmental health

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