Research Areas

Biological Sciences Clusters

The Biological Sciences Clusters discuss strategic planning and have representation on many department committees. Each professor and instructor is a primary member of one Cluster based on general research and teaching interests. The undergraduate programs are not strictly aligned to specific Clusters.

Biochemistry

Ecology & evolutionary biology

Integrative cell biology

Microbiology

Research concentrations

There is a great breadth and diversity in the research programs within the Department of Biological Sciences.

  1. Dr. Robert Barclay

    Behavioural and physiological ecology, and life histories of mammals and birds; conservation biology; biology of bats.

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  2. Dr. Andre Buret

    Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, apoptosis, cytokines and inflammation.

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  3. Dr. Hamid Habibi

    Molecular endocrinology; Pharmacology and environmental toxicology.

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  4. Dr. Doug Syme

    Comparative muscle, locomotor physiology.

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  5. Dr. Matt Vijayan

    Stress physiology; Maternal stress effects on developmental programming; Environmental physiology and toxicology; Comparative endocrinology; endocrine disruption.

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  6. Dr. Wic Wildering

    Cellular and molecular foundation of neuronal aging and age-associated learning and memory impairment. Cell adhesion mechanisms and their role in the regulation of inflammation, nervous system function and repair.

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  1. Dr. Kyla Flanagan

    Understanding the carbon dynamics of freshwater systems and the implications and feedbacks of climate change on those dynamics.

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  2. Dr. Jeremy Fox

    Population and community ecology; food web dynamics; biodiversity and ecosystem function.

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  3. Dr. Lee Jackson

    Structure-function relationships and contaminant fate and dynamics in aquatic communities; land-water coupling.

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  4. Dr. Ed McCauley

    Dynamics of ecological systems; population dynamics and predator-prey interactions; aquatic ecology; theoretical ecology.

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  5. Dr. John Post

    Population ecology of fishes; aquatic ecology; fisheries conservation and management.

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  6. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  7. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; aquatic ecology; biodiversity; comparative methods; speciation in post-glacial environments.

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  8. Dr. Matt Vijayan

    Stress physiology; maternal stress effects on developmental programming; environmental physiology and toxicology; comparative endocrinology; endocrine disruption.

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  1. Dr. Robert Barclay

    Behavioural and physiological ecology, and life histories of mammals and birds; conservation biology; biology of bats.

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  2. Dr. Lawrence Harder

    Ecology and evolution of plant reproduction; pollinator behavior.

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  3. Dr. Robert Longair

    Behaviour of solitary vespid wasps; Insect biodiversity in managed and natural habitats.

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  4. Dr. Marco Musiani

    Landscape ecology, genetics, wildlife management and conservation biology in terrestrial ecosystems.

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  5. Dr. Mary Reid

    Habitat selection, dispersal and reproductive behaviour, especially in bark beetles.

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  6. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  7. Dr. Kathreen Ruckstuhl

    Ecology and behaviour (mostly mammals) -with a focus on decision-making, sociality, mating and sexual segregation.

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  8. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; aquatic ecology; biodiversity; comparative methods; speciation in post-glacial environments.

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  1. Dr. Peter Dunfield

    Ecology and genomics of extremophilic bacteria; Environmental microbiology of the methane cycle.

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  2. Dr. Jeremy Fox

    Population and community ecology; food web dynamics; biodiversity and ecosystem function.

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  3. Dr. Lisa Gieg

    Anaerobic hydrocarbon metabolism, bioremediation, enhanced energy recovery, molecular biology/ecology of hydrocarbon resource environments, biotechnological applications in petroleum industry.

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  4. Dr. Lawrence Harder

    Ecology and evolution of plant reproduction; pollinator behavior.

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  5. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  6. Dr. Robert Longair

    Behaviour of solitary vespid wasps; Insect biodiversity in managed and natural habitats.

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  7. Dr. Marco Musiani

    Landscape ecology, genetics, wildlife management and conservation biology in terrestrial ecosystems.

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  8. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  9. Dr. Mindi Summers

    Invertebrate diversity, systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Undergraduate learning and visual literacy; Drawing-to-Learn in Zoology.

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  10. Dr. Jana Vamosi

    Macroecology and macroevolution of angiosperms; influences of pollination and dispersal on speciation and extinction rates; comparative phylogenetic analysis.

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  11. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; biodiversity; comparative methods; aquatic bioindicators.

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  1. Dr. Andre Buret

    Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, apoptosis, cytokines and inflammation.

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  2. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  3. Dr. Doug Morck

    Veterinary medicine; ruminant infectious diseases; Biofilms.

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  4. Dr. Doug Storey

    Molecular biology, pathogenesis, and genetics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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  5. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

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  6. Dr. Gerrit Voordouw

    Molecular biology and genomics of the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Characterization of microbial communities catalysing the oil field sulfur cycle by molecular biology methods.

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  1. Dr. Marie Fraser

    Structural biology. Investigating the catalytic mechanism of enzymes using the tools of X-ray crystallography and molecular biology.

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  2. Dr. David Layzell

    Energy systems analysis including modeling the energy-environmental footprint of biological systems.

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  3. Dr. Sergei Noskov

    Theoretical biophysics of ligand transport. Molecular Dynamics simulations of membrane proteins. Development of free energy simulations techniques.

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  4. Dr. Elmar Prenner

    Membrane architecture, domains and lipid rafts, biophysical techniques, DNA labelling.

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  5. Dr. Peter Tieleman

    Computer simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins.

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  6. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

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  7. Dr. Hans Vogel

    NMR and spectroscopic studies of antimicrobial peptides, regulatory calcium binding proteins and bacterial iron-uptake proteins.

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  8. Dr. Wic Wildering

    Cellular and molecular foundation of neuronal aging and age-associated learning and memory impairment. Cell adhesion mechanisms and their role in the regulation of inflammation, nervous system function and repair.

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  1. Dr. Peter Dunfield

    Ecology and genomics of extremophilic bacteria; Environmental microbiology of the methane cycle.

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  2. Dr. Peter Facchini

    Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology of plant secondary metabolism; metabolic engineering in plants.

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  3. Dr. Lashitew Gedamu

    Molecular Biology of Leishmania: Functional studies and stage specific regulation of genes involved in Leishmania survival and pathogenesis. Evaluation of Leishmania Vaccine Candidate Genes.

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  4. Dr. Lisa Gieg

    Anaerobic hydrocarbon metabolism, bioremediation, enhanced energy recovery, molecular biology/ecology of hydrocarbon resource environments, biotechnological applications in petroleum industry.

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  5. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  6. Dr. Ian Lewis

    Improving our understanding of how to diagnose and treat antibiotic resistant pathogens, using mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging to quantify flow of molecules between pathogen and host.

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  7. Dr. Elmar Prenner

    Membrane architecture, domains and lipid rafts, biophysical techniques, DNA labelling.

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  8. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro

    Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.

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  9. Dr. Peter Tieleman

    Computer simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins.

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  10. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in Bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

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  11. Dr. Hans Vogel

    NMR and spectroscopic studies of antimicrobial peptides, regulatory calcium binding proteins and bacterial iron-uptake proteins.

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  12. Dr. Sui-Lam Wong

    Gene expression, protein engineering and protein secretion in Bacillus subtilis.

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  1. Dr. Greg Moorhead

     Role and regulation of protein phosphatases in humans and plants and the interaction of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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  2. Dr. Ken Ng

    X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases and carbohydrate-binding proteins.

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  1. Dr. Andre Buret

    Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, apoptosis, cytokines and inflammation.

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  2. Dr. Constance Finney

    Improving our understanding of how the immune system copes with multiple infections at the same time, known as co-infection. Host-pathogen interactions.

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  3. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  4. Dr. Doug Muench

    Molecular/cell biology of mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton; metabolic engineering.

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  5. Dr. Carrie Shemanko

    Mammary gland development and breast cancer; prolactin Jak-Stat signaling; mammary epithelial stem cell biology.

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  1. Dr. Gordon Chua

    Functional genomics in fission yeast. Deciphering biological networks of gene regulation and genetic interactions.

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  2. Dr. Hamid Habibi

    Molecular endocrinology; Pharmacology and environmental toxicology.

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  3. Dr. David Hansen

    Genetic analysis of stem cell self renewal; Negative regulation of Notch signaling.

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  4. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  5. Dr. Carrie Shemanko

    Mammary gland development and breast cancer; prolactin Jak-Stat signaling; mammary epithelial stem cell biology.

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  6. Dr. Matt Vijayan

    Stress physiology; Maternal stress effects on developmental programming; Environmental physiology and toxicology; Comparative endocrinology; endocrine disruption.

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  7. Dr. Wic Wildering

    Cellular and molecular foundation of neuronal aging and age-associated learning and memory impairment. Cell adhesion mechanisms and their role in the regulation of inflammation, nervous system function and repair.

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  1. Dr. Robert Barclay

    Behavioural and physiological ecology, and life histories of mammals and birds; conservation biology; biology of bats.

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  2. Dr. Robert Longair

    Behaviour of solitary vespid wasps; Insect biodiversity in managed and natural habitats.

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  3. Dr. Marco Musiani

    Landscape ecology, genetics, wildlife management and conservation biology in terrestrial ecosystems.

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  4. Dr. John Post

    Population ecology of fishes; aquatic ecology; fisheries conservation and management.

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  5. Dr. Mary Reid

    Habitat selection, dispersal and reproductive behaviour, especially in bark beetles.

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  6. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  7. Dr. Kathreen Ruckstuhl

    Ecology and behaviour (mostly mammals)-with a focus on decision-making, sociality, mating and sexual segregation.

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  8. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; aquatic ecology; biodiversity; comparative methods; speciation in post-glacial environments.

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  1. Dr. John Cobb

    Mammalian developmental biology. Role of homeodomain transcription factors in patterning the mouse embryo with an emphasis on limb development and the control of gene expression.

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  2. Dr. David Hansen

    Genetic analysis of stem cell self renewal; Negative regulation of Notch signaling.

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  3. Dr. Carrie Shemanko

    Mammary gland development and breast cancer; prolactin Jak-Stat signaling; mammary epithelial stem cell biology.

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  4. Dr. Matt Vijayan

    Stress Physiology; Maternal stress effects on developmental programming; Environmental physiology and toxicology; Comparative endocrinology; endocrine disruption.

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  5. Dr. Peter Vize

    Developmental and Marine Biology. Organogenesis of the vertebrate kidney, coral reef ecology.

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  6. Dr. Wic Wildering

    Cellular and molecular foundation of neuronal aging and age-associated learning and memory impairment. Cell adhesion mechanisms and their role in the regulation of inflammation, nervous system function and repair.

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  1. Dr. Gordon Chua

    Functional genomics in fission yeast. Deciphering biological networks of gene regulation and genetic interactions.

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  2. Dr. Peter Dunfield

    Ecology and genomics of extremophilic bacteria; Environmental microbiology of the methane cycle.

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  3. Dr. Lashitew Gedamu

    Molecular Biology of Leishmania: Functional studies and stage specific regulation of genes involved in Leishmania survival and pathogenesis. Evaluation of Leishmania Vaccine Candidate Genes.

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  4. Dr. David Hansen

    Genetic analysis of stem cell self renewal; Negative regulation of Notch signaling.

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  5. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious disease.

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  6. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  7. Dr. Doug Muench

    Molecular/cell biology of mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton; metabolic engineering.

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  8. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro

    Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.

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  9. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  10. Dr. Gerrit Voordouw

    Molecular biology and genomics of the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Characterization of microbial communities catalysing the oil field sulfur cycle by molecular biology methods.

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  11. Dr. Sui-Lam Wong

    Gene expression, protein engineering and protein secretion in Bacillus subtilis.

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  12. Dr. Steven Zimmerly

    Transposition of group II introns in bacteria and evolution of group II introns.

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  1. Dr. Peter Dunfield

    Ecology and genomics of extremophilic bacteria; Environmental microbiology of the methane cycle.

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  2. Dr. Lisa Gieg

    Anaerobic hydrocarbon metabolism, bioremediation, enhanced energy recovery, molecular biology/ecology of hydrocarbon resource environments, biotechnological applications in petroleum industry.

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  3. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  4. Dr. Casey Hubert

    Particular research interests include extremophiles (anaerobic thermophiles) such as dormant thermophilic bacteria in permanently cold Arctic marine sediments that appear to derive from deep hot petroleum deposits.

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  5. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  6. Dr. David Layzell

    Energy systems analysis including modeling the energy-environmental footprint of biological systems.

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  7. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in Bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

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  8. Dr. Gerrit Voordouw

    Molecular biology and genomics of the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Characterization of microbial communities catalysing the oil field sulfur cycle by molecular biology methods.

    View profile

  1. Dr. Gordon Chua

    Functional genomics in fission yeast. Deciphering biological networks of gene regulation and genetic interactions.

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  2. Dr. Peter Dunfield

    Ecology and genomics of extremophilic bacteria; Environmental microbiology of the methane cycle.

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  3. Dr. Peter Facchini

    Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology of plant secondary metabolism; metabolic engineering in plants.

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  4. Dr. David Hansen

    Genetic analysis of stem cell self renewal; Negative regulation of Notch signaling.

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  5. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  6. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  7. Dr. Doug Muench

    Molecular/cell biology of mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton; metabolic engineering.

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  8. Dr. Marco Musiani

    Landscape ecology, genetics, wildlife management and conservation biology in terrestrial ecosystems.

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  9. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro

    Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.

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  10. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  11. Dr. Matt Vijayan

    Stress Physiology; Maternal stress effects on developmental programming; Environmental physiology and toxicology; Comparative endocrinology; endocrine disruption.

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  12. Dr. Sam Yeaman

    Adaptation to heterogeneous environments, computational biology, population genomics, and bioinformatics.

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  1. Dr. Andre Buret

    Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, apoptosis, cytokines and inflammation.

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  2. Dr. Constance Finney

    Improving our understanding of how the immune system copes with multiple infections at the same time, known as co-infection. Host-pathogen interactions.

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  3. Dr. Lashitew Gedamu

    Molecular Biology of Leishmania: Functional studies and stage specific regulation of genes involved in Leishmania survival and pathogenesis. Evaluation of Leishmania Vaccine Candidate Genes.

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  4. Dr. Joe Harrison

    Microbial population biology, biofilm microbiology, bacterial genetics and genomics, cyclic-di-GMP signalling, antibiotic and metal resistance, chronic infectious diseases.

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  5. Dr. Ian Lewis

    Developing new diagnostic approaches for pathogen identification, specifically for hospital acquired infections, and for identifying drug resistant pathogens. Investigating the connection between metabolic adaptation and virulence of human pathogens. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging are utilized.

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  6. Dr. Doug Morck

    Veterinary medicine; ruminant infectious diseases; Biofilms.

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  7. Dr. Ken Ng

    X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases and carbohydrate-binding proteins.

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  8. Dr. Doug Storey

    Molecular biology, pathogenesis, and genetics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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  1. Dr. Lawrence Harder

    Ecology and evolution of plant reproduction; pollinator behaviour.

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  2. Dr. Mary Reid

    Habitat selection, dispersal and reproductive behaviour, especially in bark beetles.

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  3. Dr. Mindi Summers

    Invertebrate diversity, systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Undergraduate learning and visual literacy; Drawing-to-Learn in Zoology.

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  4. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; aquatic ecology; biodiversity; comparative methods; speciation in post-glacial environments.

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  5. Dr. Wic Wildering

    Cellular and molecular foundation of neuronal aging and age-associated learning and memory impairment. Cell adhesion mechanisms and their role in the regulation of inflammation, nervous system function and repair.

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  1. Dr. Greg Moorhead

    Role and regulation of protein phosphatases in humans and plants and the interaction of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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  2. Dr. Elmar Prenner

    Membrane architecture, domains and lipid rafts, biophysical techniques, DNA labelling.

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  3. Dr. Peter Tieleman

    Computer simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins.

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  4. Dr. Vanina Zaremberg

    Lipid mediated signaling and regulation of lipid metabolism using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as model system.

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  1. Dr. Peter Facchini

    Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology of plant secondary metabolism; metabolic engineering in plants.

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  2. Dr. Ian Lewis

    Investigating the connection between metabolic adaptation and virulence of human pathogens; unraveling the complex host-pathogen metabolic dynamics that occurs during infection. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging used to quantify flow of molecules between pathogen and host.

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  3. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro

    Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.

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  4. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

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  5. Dr. Hans Vogel

    NMR and spectroscopic studies of antimicrobial peptides, regulatory calcium binding proteins and bacterial iron-uptake proteins.

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  1. Dr. Heather Addy

    Biology of root endophytic fungi and plant-fungal symbioses; science education.

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  2. Dr. Peter Facchini

    Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology of plant secondary metabolism; metabolic engineering in plants.

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  3. Dr. Cindy Graham

    Plant hormone metabolism and stress responses; Natural Science Education.

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  4. Dr. Lawrence Harder

    Ecology and evolution of plant reproduction; pollinator behaviour.

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  5. Dr. Michael Hynes

    Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; regulation of genes involved in Rhizobium symbiosis, Rhizobium plasmids, chemotaxis, microbial ecology.

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  6. Dr. Ed Johnson

    Biogeoscience, plant populations,disturbance ecology.

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  7. Dr. David Layzell

    Energy systems analysis including modeling the energy-environmental footprint of biological systems.

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  8. Dr. Greg Moorhead

    Role and regulation of protein phosphatases in humans and plants and the interaction of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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  9. Dr. Doug Muench

    Molecular/cell biology of mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton; metabolic engineering.

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  10. Dr. Mary Reid

    Habitat selection, dispersal and reproductive behaviour, especially in bark beetles.

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  11. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro

    Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.

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  12. Dr. Marcus Samuel

    Plant reproductive development-cellular signaling during pollen-pistil interactions; Plant stress signaling and crop improvement.

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  13. Dr. Jana Vamosi

    Macroecology and macroevolution of angiosperms; influences of pollination and dispersal on speciation and extinction rates; comparative phylogenetic analysis.

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  14. Dr. Steven Vamosi

    Ecology and evolution of species interactions; aquatic ecology; biodiversity; comparative methods; speciation in post-glacial environments.

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  15. Dr. Ed Yeung

    Structural, physiological and biochemical ontogeny of plant embryogenesis.

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  1. Dr. Heather Addy

    Biology of root endophytic fungi and plant-fungal symbioses; science education.

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  2. Dr. Isabelle Barrette-Ng

    Inquiry-based and blended learning exercises in undergraduate science education; crystallographic and computational studies of protein and RNA structure and function.

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  3. Dr. Cindy Graham

    Plant hormone metabolism and stress responses; Natural Science Education.

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  4. Mr. William Huddleston

    Undergraduate student learning and laboratory development.

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  5. Dr. Elke Lohmeier-Vogel

    Metabolism of pentose sugars by immobilized or freely suspended yeast strains. Undergraduate laboratory development.

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  6. Dr. Mindi Summers

    Invertebrate diversity, systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Undergraduate learning and visual literacy; Drawing-to-Learn in Zoology.

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  1. Dr. Isabelle Barrette-Ng

    Inquiry-based and blended learning exercises in undergraduate science education; crystallographic and computational studies of protein and RNA structure and function.

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  2. Dr. Marie Fraser

    Structural biology. Investigating the catalytic mechanism of enzymes using the tools of X-ray crystallography and molecular biology.

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  3. Dr. Lashitew Gedamu

    Molecular Biology of Leishmania: Functional studies and stage specific regulation of genes involved in Leishmania survival and pathogenesis. Evaluation of Leishmania Vaccine Candidate Genes.

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  4. Dr. Ken Ng

    X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases and carbohydrate-binding proteins.

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  5. Dr. Sergei Noskov

    Theoretical biophysics of ligand transport. Molecular Dynamics simulations of membrane proteins. Development of free energy simulations techniques.

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  6. Dr. Peter Tieleman

    Computer simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins.

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  7. Dr. Raymond J. Turner

    Metal resistance in bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.

    View profile

  8. Dr. Hans Vogel

    NMR and spectroscopic studies of antimicrobial peptides, regulatory calcium binding proteins and bacterial iron-uptake proteins.

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  1. Dr. Gordon Chua

    Functional genomics in fission yeast. Deciphering biological networks of gene regulation and genetic interactions.

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  2. Dr. David Layzell

    Energy systems analysis including modeling the energy-environmental footprint of biological systems.

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  3. Dr. Ian Lewis

    Host-pathogen interaction; unraveling complex host-pathogen metabolic interactions that occur during infection. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging used to quantify flow of molecules between pathogen and host.

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  4. Dr. Sergei Noskov

    Theoretical biophysics of ligand transport. Molecular Dynamics simulations of membrane proteins. Development of free energy simulations techniques.

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  1. Dr. Robert Barclay

    Behavioural and physiological ecology, and life histories of mammals and birds; conservation biology; biology of bats.

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  2. Dr. Sean Rogers

    My lab consists of a group of evolutionary biologists with a diverse set of interests in molecular ecology and evolution including: [1] ecological genomics and the genetics of adaptation, [2] the genetics of reproductive isolation and speciation, [3] the molecular ecology of invasive species, and [4] conservation genetics.

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  3. Dr. Kathreen Ruckstuhl

    Ecology and behaviour (mostly mammals)-with a focus on decision-making, sociality, mating and sexual segregation.

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  4. Dr. Tony Russell

    Functional morphology and systematics of vertebrates; vertebrate palaeontology; herpetological ecology.

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  5. Dr. Doug Syme

    Comparative muscle, locomotor physiology.

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  6. Dr. Jessica Theodor

    Systematics, diversity dynamics and paleoecology of mammals, especially ungulates; vertebrate palaeontology.

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  1. Dr. Tony Russell

    Functional morphology and systematics of vertebrates; vertebrate palaeontology; herpetological ecology.

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  2. Dr. Jessica Theodor

    Systematics, diversity dynamics and paleoecology of mammals, especially ungulates; vertebrate palaeontology.

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