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Our Faculty

John M. Archibald

PhD (Dalhousie)
Professor
Office: Tupper 8-H1

Research:
Genome Evolution, Endosymbiosis, Molecular Phylogeny

Stephen L. Bearne

PhD (Toronto), MDCM (McGill)
Professor and Head
Office: Tupper 9-J1

Research:
Enzyme Catalysis and Chemical Biology

Christian Blouin

PhD (Dalhousie)
Associate Professor
Office: Mona Campbell 4244

Research:
Protein Evolution and Folding

Paul Briggs

BSc (Acadia), BEd (Dalhousie), MEd (MSVU)
Instructor
Office: Tupper 8-J2

Research:
Undergraduate Biochemistry Lab Education

David Byers

PhD (Alberta)
Professor (Biochemistry)
Office: Tupper 9-R

Research:
Protein Structure and Function

Alejandro Cohen

PhD (Memorial University)
Adjunct Professor
Office: LSRI N105

Research:
Development and application of mass spectrometry techniques in proteomics and metabolomics

Graham Dellaire

PhD (McGill)
Professor (Pathology)
Office: Tupper 11-G1

Research:
Nuclear structure and cancer biology; chemotherapy resistance and cancer biomarkers; CRISPR genome engineering; the role of nuclear organization in DNA repair, tumour suppression, and cell cycle control; genome instability and pre-mRNA splicing; zebrafish as a novel animal tumour model.

Melanie Dobson

DPhil (Oxon)
Professor
Office: Tupper 10-J1

Research:
Yeast and Mammalian Molecular Genetics

W. Ford Doolittle

PhD (Stanford), FRSC
Professor Emeritus
Office: Tupper 8-A2

Research:
Genomics, Molecular Phylogeny, Gene Transfer

Roy Duncan

PhD (Guelph)
Professor (Microbiology & Immunology)
Office: Tupper 7-S

Research:
Protein-mediated cell-cell membrane fusion during viral infections and muscle cell differentiation; viral fusion protein structure and function; cellular pathways involved in cell-cell fusion; exosomes and nonenveloped virus transmission; oncolytic viruses for tumour therapy.

Kathryn Vanya Ewart

PhD (Memorial)
Instructor
Office: 9-S1

Research:
Proteostasis, Amyloid Formation and Cold Adaptation

Michael Gray

PhD (Alberta), FRSC
Professor Emeritus
Office: Tupper 8-F2

Research:
Protist Genomics, Mitochondria, Ribosomes

Barbara Karten

PhD
Full Professor
Office: Tupper 9-G1

Research:
Cholesterol Metabolism in the Brain, intracellular cholesterol trafficking, mitochondrial cholesterol

Petra C. Kienesberger

PhD (University of Graz, Austria)
Assistant Professor
Office: DMNB 138, Saint John

Research:
My research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of metabolic disorders. Specifically, I am investigating the role of lipid metabolism and signalling in the development of obesity and diabetes-related comorbidities.

David N. Langelaan

PhD (Dalhousie)
Assistant Professor
Office: Tupper 8-F2

Research:
Structural biology and protein engineering

Paul Xiang-Qin Liu

PhD (Cornell)
Professor
Office: Tupper 9-M1

Research:
Intein and Protein Splicing

Paola Marignani

PhD (McMaster), EMBA (Ivey School of Business)
Professor
Office: Tupper 9-F1

Research:
Tumour suppressors, Cancer metabolism, Metabolome wide analysis, Signal Transduction, Animal models of human disease, Pre-clinical drug studies, Drug discovery, Whole genome manipulation, Stem cell biology, Epigenetic marks.

Roger McLeod

PhD (British Columbia)
Professor
Office: Tupper 9-C1

Research:
Apolipoprotein B, adiponectin and fatty acids: Structure, Functio

Christopher McMaster

PhD (Manitoba)
Professor (Pharmacology)
Office: Tupper 6-B2

Research:
Genetics and chemical genetics to identify drug targets and drugs for unmet medical needs

Thomas Pulinilkunnil

PhD (UBC)
Assistant Professor
Office: Saint John, NB

Research:
Nutrient regulation of lysosome metabolism, signaling and autophagy in health and disease; Amino acid biology and energy metabolism

Jan K. Rainey

PhD (Toronto)
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Office: Tupper 10-N1

Research:
Structural Biology and Biophysical Characterization of Proteins

Neale Ridgway

PhD (University of British Columbia)
Professor (Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Office: CRC, Rm C306

Research:
Cell Biology of Cholesterol and Lipids

Hyo-Sung Ro

PhD (McMaster)
Professor
Office: Tupper 10-M1

Research:
Role of chronic inflammation in cancer and metabolic diseases

Andrew Roger

PhD (Dalhousie)
Professor
Office: Tupper 8-C1

Research:
Genome, Organelle and Protein Evolution

Kirill V. Rosen

PhD (Moscow State University)
Professor (Biochemistry & Pediatrics)
Office: CRC

Research:
Cancer, Cell Death, Cell Signalling

Richard Singer

PhD (Harvard)
Professor
Office: Tupper 9-T2

Research:
Yeast Chromatin and Membrane Dynamics

Claudio H. Slamovits

PhD (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Associate Professor
Office: Tupper 8-B1

Research:
Molecular biology and evolution of microbial eukaryotes

Catherine K. L. Too

PhD (Hawaii)
Professor
Office: Tupper 9-D1

Research:
Polypeptide and Steroid Hormone Action: Tumor Growth/Apoptosis

Aarnoud C. van der Spoel

MSc (Utrecht), PhD (Rotterdam)
Assistant Professor (Pediatrics; cross-appointed in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Office: CRC C-305

Research:
Genetic Metabolic Diseases; Cell Biology of Lipids

David M. Waisman

PhD
Professor
Office: Tupper 11-L2

Research:
Mechanisms of Tumor Growth, Invasiveness and Metastases

Carmichael Wallace

DPhil (Oxon)
Post-Retirement Appointment
Office: Tupper 10-N1

Research:
Protein Engineering: Cytochrome c