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Faculty

Dr. Kyle Anderson BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Technology-assisted learning, Active pedagogy, Student engagement


Dr. Peter Bretscher Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Mechanisms responsible for self-nonself discrimination and immune class determination , Immune responses in autoimmunity, to tumours, and in chronic infectious diseases, and strategies of vaccination


Dr. Harold Bull Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Student Learning , Implementation of active learning strategies to promote student engagement


Dr. Linda Chelico Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): HIV restriction factors, DNA deaminases, Mutagenesis, Enzyme mechanisms


Dr. Miroslaw Cygler MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Host-Pathogen interactions, Synthesis and degradation of glycosaminoglycans


Dr. Jo-Anne Dillon PhD, FCAHS FRSC Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Antimicrobial resistance, Cell division, Sexually transmitted infections, International health, Molecular technologies for microbial diagnostics


Dr. Oleg Dmitriev MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Interactions between proteins and small molecules, mapping contacts between drugs and their protein targets, Regulating enzymes for possible therapeutic use


Dr. Troy Harkness PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Regulation of replication-independent chromatin assembly in yeast


Dr. Calliopi Havele Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the cellular and molecular interactions leading to the activation and differentiation of distinct T cell subsets.


Dr. Sidney Hayes Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular genetics, Microbial physiology


Dr. S. Peter Howard Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular biology of toxin secretion by Gram-negative bacteria , Structure, function and biogenesis of the outer membrane


Dr. Ramji Khandelwal BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Diabetes, Kinases/phosphatases, Glycogen metabolism, Insulin, Tumor necrosis factor-alpha


Dr. Kerri Kobryn BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Biochemistry and molecular biological studies of the Lyme Disease spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi.


Dr. Kerry Lavender PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Viral Immunology, HIV-1, Humanized mice, Interferon-alpha


Dr. Scot Leary BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular genetic regulation of cellular copper homeostasis


Dr. Jeremy Lee BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Intrinsically disordered proteins, Alpha-synuclein, Parkinson’s Disease.


Dr. Erique Lukong BSc, MSc, PhD, BA Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Breast tumor kinase (BRK) and two other BRK family members, FRK and SRMS


Dr. Yu Luo BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Structure, function and inhibitory studies on key proteins involved in DNA repair and in D-alanylation of teichoic acids in Gram-positive bacteria.


Dr. Stanley Moore BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): The flagellum secretion system in Helicobacter pylori, and chromatin modifying systems in higher eukaryotes.


Dr. Scott Napper BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Vaccine development, Prion diseases, Kinome analysis, Infectious disease


Dr. Bill Roesler BSc, PhD Department Head, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Transcription, Nuclear speckles, TCERG1, C/EBPalpha, Gene expression, Nuclear compartmentation


Dr. Scot Stone BSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Acyltransferase, Triglyceride, Lipid droplet, Obesity, Diabetes


Dr. Sylvia van den Hurk BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): DNA vaccines , Bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) , Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) , Hepatitis C virus (HCV)


Dr. Hong Wang BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Plant cell cycle regulation


Dr. Joyce Wilson Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): HCV interaction with the host miRNA machinery


Dr. Yuliang Wu BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Cancer, Genome stability, DNA repair, Helicase


Dr. Wei Xiao Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair and mutagenesis , Signal transduction through K63 ubiquitination , Genetic toxicology and carcinogenesis

Adjunct and Associate Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Chen BSc, PhD Adjunct Faculty, VIDO-InterVac

Research Area(s): Mycobacterial virulence factors, TB host-pathogen interactions, TB vaccine and drug development, TB animal modeling, TB aerobiology


Dr. Patrick Covello BSc, MSc, PhD Adjunct Faculty, NRC-PBI


Dr. Chris Eskiw BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture


Dr. Andrew Freywald PhD Faculty, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Area(s): Cancer cell biology , Tumour biology


Dr. C. Ron Geyer MSc, PhD Faculty, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Dr. Vikram Misra PhD Faculty, Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology


Dr. Aaron White Adjunct Faculty, VIDO; Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Laboratory Staff

Amr El Zawily Staff, Laboratory Instructor; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Cindy Thomson Staff, Laboratory Instructor; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Dawn Giesbrecht Staff, Laboratory Instructor; Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


James Talbot Staff, Laboratory Technician; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Tricia Ulmer Staff, Laboratory Instructor; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

Administrative Staff