Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Possible areas of research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology include: control of gene expression in eukaryotes and bacteria; structure and function of genes; systems biology; blood proteins; the mechanism of the action of insulin; membrane and membrane protein structure and function; protein trafficking; cell-surface receptors, signal transduction, and cell-growth control; neural and retinal photoreceptor membranes; lipid-based targeted delivery systems; macromolecular crystallography and X-ray diffraction techniques for the characterization of enzymes and protein complexes; metalloprotein structure and function; mechanisms of enzyme activity; mechanism of hemoprotein electron transfer; structural analysis of proteins by nuclear magnetic resonance; mechanisms of multi-drug resistance; and cancer.

 

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Faculty Members in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Name Research Interests
Bromme, Dieter Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research
Brumer, Harry Biochemistry; Chemical sciences; Genomics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; biomass; carbohydrates; cellulose; Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis; Enzymes; microbiota; plant cell walls; polysaccharides
Ciernia, Annie Biochemistry; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Autism; Brain development; Epigenetics; Gene-Environment Interactions; Neurodevelopmental disorders
Cullis, Pieter Molecular biology for therapeutic purposes, lipids, immunological drugs
Dedhar, Shoukat molecular biology, molecular biology as it relates to disease; developing new theraputics for cancer; how brain cells (neurons)make connections, therapeutics for cancer; molecular genetics and cancer; medical research, cancer, inflammatory diseases, cariovascular diseases, Cellular proteins, extracellular martrix, integrins, signal transduction, calreticulin, protein kinase, gene expression, cell differentiation
Devine, Dana Virginia Biochemistry, blood regulation, platelet biology
Duong, Franck Applied immunology (including antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies); Medical molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; Biochemistry; Immunology; Cancer; drug delivery; Antibodies; Membrane Receptors
Eltis, Lindsay Biochemistry; Genomics; Immunology; Microbiology; Bacterial catabolism of steroids and lignin; biocatalyst development; Enzymes and Proteins; Metabolism (Living Organisms); Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Finlay, B Brett Infectious agents, bacteria, microbial infections and how humans react to it
Foster, Leonard Biochemistry; Genomics; Agriculture; antigen presentation; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Biotechnology; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Honey bees; host-pathogen interactions; Immune System; Microbiology; Proteomics; Systems Biology
Greenblatt, Ethan
Gsponer, Joerg Protein-DNA, protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions
Hieter, Philip Molecular biology of eukaryotic chromosome transmission
Howe, Leann Biochemistry; chromatin; Epigenetics; Gene regulation
Jan, Eric Biochemistry; Virus; Nucleic Acids; Proteomics; Antiviral innate immunity; coronavirus; coxsackievirus; enterovirus; Innate immunity; molecular biology; picornavirus; protease; Protein synthesis; RNA; RNA structure function; RNA virus; ribosome; SARS; tRNA; translation; Virology; virus host interactions
Kastrup, Christian drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics
Kelleher, Dermot immune response to many of the leading causes of gastrointestinal infectious disease worldwide
Kim, Hugh platelet biochemistry
Kobor, Michael Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Genetic medicine; Genomics; Chromatin Biology; Epigenetics; molecular biology; Social Epigenetics
Ling, Victor Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins
Mayor, Thibault Biochemistry; Genomics; Aging; Cell Biology; Neurodegenerative diseases; Proteasome; Protein Degradation; Protein Folding; Proteomics; Proteostasis; Ubiquitin; Yeast Genetics
McIntosh, Lawrence Protein structure-dynamics-function; Regulation of gene expression; Signal transduction; Cancer; Enzyme mechanisms
Measday, Vivien Chromosome segregation in the budding yeast using molecular biology and genomic tools
Molday, Robert Proteins, cell structure, lipids, drug discovery, gene therapy
Mui, Alice Inflammatory Signalling Pathways
Nislow, Corey genomics and develops biotechnology tools to address both fundamental and applied biological questions; Parallel genome-wide chemical genomic screens; High throughput cell-based screens; Next Generation Sequencing
Overall, Christopher Mark Blood research, antiviral immunity
Parker, Seth Metabolomics; Cell metabolism; Pediatric cancer; mass spectrometry; Childhood disease; Cancer; Solute carriers; Metabolism; Mitochondria; Stable-isotope tracing; Functional assay development
Sadowski, Ivan Gene regulation contributing to cancer and HIV, and yeast, regulation of HIV-I latency and replication in T cells
Strynadka, Natalie Blood Research, structure-based design of inhibitors, antibiotic-resistance mechanisms, macromolecular assemblies, bacterial viability pathogenesis
Subramaniam, Sriram Medical, health and life sciences; cryo-EM; cryo-electron microscopy; Cryoelectron Microscopy; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Advanced Electron Microscopy; drug discovery; Drug-design; Focused ion beams; Electron tomography; Tomography; Single particle imaging; Single particle analysis; structural bioinformatics; Structural Biology; COVID-19 therapeutic design
Teves, Sheila Biochemistry; Genomics; Epigenetics; Genetics; Genome Science; Molecular Epigenetics (MEG); molecular biology; Transcriptional memory and cellular identity in mouse embryonic stem cells
Tokuriki, Nobuhiko Experimental evolution of proteins and molecular networks.
Van Petegem, Filip Biochemistry; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Genetic Diseases; Calcium signaling; Cardiac arrhythmia; electrical signaling; electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Ion channels; Structural Biology
Withers, Stephen Enzymes and Proteins; Blood Substitutes; Organic Molecules and Biomolecules; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Diabetes; Drug development; enzyme inhibition; carbohydrates; glycobiology; metagenomics; directed evolution
Yip, Calvin Biochemistry; Gene Regulation and Expression; Genetic Diseases; Enzymes and Proteins; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Molecular Structure and Sizing; Imaging; Chromatin modification / epigenetic regulation; Molecular etiologies of rare diseases; Regulation of autophagy degradation
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Jenna Riffell

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD)

Peter Grin

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD)

Jerry Leung

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD)