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A Note From the Director

Graphic headshot of Giuseppe Melacini

The chemical biology graduate program is different from many others. While students will work with a faculty member with particular expertise in a particular “home” department, research projects extend beyond traditional departmental borders. The multidisciplinary nature of the program is such that collaboration and interactions with colleagues outside a researcher’s main discipline area broadens and enriches the training experience of the students in the program. Students graduate as highly qualified researchers possessing a diverse skill set and capable of operating within multidisciplinary teams speaking both the “languages” of chemistry and biology. Take a look at the testimonials of our alumni, which speak volumes about the doors that open for our graduates.

I encourage you to spend some time wandering around our website. There are a couple of additions to the site that you should visit. The video page, for example, presents current students discussing their research and the chemical biology program. In addition, the chemical biology graduate program has been the academic home for many of the students participating in NSERC CREATE training programs in molecular imaging probes or bio-interfaces. These CREATE programs have been centered around Focus Groups, an interdisciplinary mix of researchers each bringing their unique skill set to tackle a broad research problem.

Have a look around the website and feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.

– Dr. Giuseppe Melacini