Biology Faculty

Dr. Jenny Bruin
Diabetes, islet biology, toxicology, stem cells
Dr. James Cheetham
Membrane biochemistry
Dr. Steven Cooke
Aquatic ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, animal behavior and environmental science.
Dr. Jeffrey Dawson
Neuroethology and biomechanics of insect flight
Dr. Ashkan Golshani
Functional genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, interaction networks, systems biology
Dr. Shelley Hepworth
Plant molecular genetics, developmental biology
Dr. Heath MacMillan
integrative and comparative animal ecophysiology
Dr. Bruce McKay
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics, Cancer Biology
Dr. Owen Rowland
Plant molecular biology and biotechnology
Dr. William G. Willmore
Biochemistry, biotechnology
Dr. Jayne Yack
Neuroethology of insect sensory systems & bioacoustics
Dr. Susan Aitken – Affiliated Faculty
Protein and pathway engineering, enzymology, amino acid metabolism, pyridoxal phosphate biochemistry


Note: Instructors are able to supervise undergraduate research

Dr. Iain McKinnell
Embryology,  Developmental Biology, Anatomy & Physiology
Dr. Martha Mullally
Biology Education, Evidence Based Learning


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

Dr. Angela Crawley – Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Dr. Robert Letcher –  Environment Canada
Xenobiotic metabolism, contaminant-protein interactions
Dr. Amanda MacFarlane –  Health Canada
Dr. Azam Tayabali –  Health Canada
Cellular and physiological responses to microbial or nanomaterial exposure
Dr. Sue Twine – National Research Council Canada