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Dr. Kyle Anderson BSc, PhD Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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Dr. Peter Bretscher Clinical Associate Professor, 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


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Dr. Harold Bull Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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Dr. Linda Chelico Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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

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


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

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


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Dr. Oleg Dmitriev MSc, PhD Professor, 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


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Dr. Hughes Goldie Emeritus Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Genetic regulation of the pckA gene in Escherichia coli., Structure and regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in E. coli., Regulatory roles of calcium in bacteria.


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

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


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Dr. Calliopi Havele Emeritus Professor, 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.


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Dr. Sidney Hayes Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Small RNA Silencing of Replication and Gene Expression; Phage Display Development


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

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


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

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


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Dr. Kerri Kobryn BSc, PhD Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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Dr. Kerry Lavender PhD Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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Dr. Scot Leary BSc, PhD Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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

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


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

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


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Dr. Yu Luo BSc, MSc, PhD Professor, 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.


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Dr. Stanley Moore BSc, PhD Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Research Area(s): Plant cell cycle regulation


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Dr. Joyce Wilson Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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


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

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


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Dr. Wei Xiao Professor, 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

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Dr. Deborah Anderson BSc, PhD Clinical Professor, Division of Oncology

Research Area(s): Cancer, Metastasis, Signal Transduction, PI3K/PTEN Pathway


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

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


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


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


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Dr. Andrew Freywald PhD Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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


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


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


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


Laboratory Staff

Wojciech Dawicki Laboratory Coordinator, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


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


Afzal Javed Laboratory Coordinator, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


James Talbot Laboratory Technician, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Cindy Thomson Laboratory Instructor, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Administrative Staff

Katie Adeoye Financial Analyst, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology


Kristen Brown Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Shannon DeGagné Department Head Assistant, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Cindy Elchuk Clerical Assistant, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Maja Redekopp Finance & Administration Manager, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Barb Stuckless Graduate Administrative Assistant, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology