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The Chemical Biology graduate program at McMaster includes 40 participating faculty members from three Faculties (Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences) across seven departments (Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Pathology, and Molecular Medicine, Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Astronomy). Several of these investigators are nationally and internationally recognized research leaders (12 prestigious Canada Research Chair holders) as well as emerging researchers.

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Sara Andres

Ph.D. (McMaster)

DNA Damage Response and Repair, Drug Resistance Infections

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Paul Ayers

Ph.D. (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Density functional theory; computational modelling of enzymes

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Paul J. Berti

Ph.D. (McGill)

Microbiological Biochemistry and Antimicrobial Research

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Rusell Bishop

Ph.D. (Alberta)

Biogenesis of the Gram-negative Cell Envelope

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Dawn Bowdish

Ph.D. (UBC)

Role of the Macrophage Scavenger Receptors in Host Defence

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John D. Brennan

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Bioanalytical Chemistry and High Throughoput Screening

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Philip Britz-Mckibbin

Ph.D. (UBC)

Bioanalytical Chemistry; separation science; metabolomics; cellulomics

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Michael A. Brook

Ph.D. (McGill)

Silicon-based Biomaterials

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Eric Brown

Ph.D. (Guelph)

Microbiological Biochemistry and Antimicrobiological research

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Katherine Bujold

Ph.D. (McGill)

Synthesis of oligonucleotides with modified backbones

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Lori Burrows

Ph.D. (Guelph)

Bacterial Adhesins and Biofilm Formation

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Fred Capretta

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, parallel synthesis.

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Brian Coombes

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Microbiology Biochemistry and Antimicrobial Research. Cell Biology and Gene Regulation

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Marie Elliot

Ph.D. (Alberta)

Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, Microbiology & Plant Biology

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Richard M. Epand

Ph.D. (Columbia)

Cell Biology and Regulation

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Carlos Filipe

Ph.D. (Clemson University)

Applied Molecular biology, protein expression and purification, mRNA enginnering

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Turlough Finan

Ph.D. (Guelph)

Molecular genetic studies on symbiotic N2 fixation and phosphate metabolism.

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Cecile Fradin

Ph.D. (Univ.Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France )

Molecular Biophysics

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Paul H.M. Harrison

Ph.D. (Alberta)

M.C.I.C. Bioorganic chemistry; biosynthetic processes; biomimetics

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Adam Hitchcock

Ph.D. (UBC)

F.C.I.C. Electron impact and synchrotron spectroscopic; X-ray microscopy of proteins

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James Inkster

Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Radiochemistry, bioconjugate chemistry, organic synthesis, PET molecular imaging

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Yingfu Li

Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Structural Biology and Protein/Nucleic Acid Structure/ Protein

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Yu Lu

Ph.D. (U of Washington)

Proteomics, Protein/ Nucleic Acid interactions and Stem cell biology

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Nathan A. Magarvey

Ph.D. (Minnesota)

Natural products chemical biology and drug discovery

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Jake Magolan

Ph.D. (Western)

Medicinal chemistry, organic synthetic methods, natural products synthesis

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Andrew McArthur

Ph.D. (Victoria)

Bioinformatics, functional genomics, and computational biology

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James McNulty

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Synthesis; organophosphine chemistry; anticancer drugs; natural product isolation

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Giuseppe Melacini

Ph.D. (U. of San diego), Director of Chemical Biology (Graduate Studies)

Biological NMR, protein structure & dynamics, biomolecular interactions, structural genomics

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Jose M. Moran-Mirabal

Ph.D. (McMaster)

High-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy, Micro and Nanofabrication

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Ishac Nazy

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, Immune thrombocytopenia, Platelet disorders

Joseph Okeme


Environmental factors in human/ecosystem health

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Robert Pelton

Ph.D. (Bristol University)

Polymer colloids, water-soluble polymers, interfacial engineering, flocculation, and latex's

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Maikel Rheinstadter

Ph.D. ( Saarland University, Germany)

Membrane and Protein Dynamics

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Anthony Rullo

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Chemical Immunomodulatory approaches to fight cancer, metastatic cell targeting oligomers, etc

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Saman Sadeghi

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Molecular imaging, radiolabeling methodologies, targeted radiotherapeutics, preclinical in vitro and in vivo validation of radiopharmaceuticals, clinical translation

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Heather Sheardown

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Biomaterials, tissue engineering, mathematical modeling of physiologic processes, etc

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Jennifer Sterns

Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Bioinformatics, 16S rRNA gene surveys, colonization, infant gut, microbial ecology, etc

Sarah Styler

Ph.D (Toronto)

Environmental Chemistry (including atmospheric chemistry)

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Bernardo Tragatti

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Cell Biology and Regulation

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Ray Truant

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Cell Biology and Regulation

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John F. Valliant

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Medicinal inorganic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry

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Geoff Werstuck

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular disease

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John Whitney

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Microbial warfare, Bacterial toxins, and Protein X-Ray crystallography

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Gerard Wright

Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Microbiological Biochemistry and Antimicrobial Research

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Ryan Wylie

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Interface Biomaterials and Photonics

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Jianping Xu

Ph.D. (Toronto)

Ecology & Evolution, Microbiology & Plant Biology