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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]


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Facilities are available in the Department of Biology for students proceeding to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 23546
E-mail: biolgrad@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://www.biology.mcmaster.ca/

Faculty/Fall 2014

Distinguished University Professor

Christopher M. Wood, B.Sc., M.Sc. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (East Anglia) / Tier I Canada Research Chair, F.R.S.C.


André Bédard, B.Sc. (Montreal), Ph.D. (McGill)
Ben Bolker, B.Sc. (Yale), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Joint Appointment with Mathematics and Statistics
Ana R. Campos, B.A., M.Sc. (Rio de Janeiro), Ph.D. (Brandeis)
Patricia Chow-Fraser, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Director, Life Sciences Program
Juliet M. Daniel, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Turlough M. Finan, M.Sc. (National), Ph.D. (Guelph)
G. Brian Golding, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Alberta) / Tier I Canada Research Chair
John A. Hassell, B.Sc. (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Ph.D. (Connecticut) / Joint appointment with Biochemistry and Pathology and Molecular Medicine
J. Roger Jacobs, B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) / Chair
Jurek Kolasa, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Poznan)
Brian E. McCarry, B.Sc. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Stanford), F.C.I.C. Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair In Environment and Health
Colin A. Nurse, B.E.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (Harvard)
Michael J. O’Donnell, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
James S. Quinn, B.Sc. (Queen’s) M.Sc., (Brock), Ph.D. (Oklahoma)
C. David Rollo, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Herbert E. Schellhorn, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (N. Carolina State)
Rama S. Singh, B.Sc. (Agra), M.Sc. (Kanpur), Ph.D. (California)
Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Jianping Xu, B.Sc. (Jiangxi Agricultural University), M.Sc. (Nanjing Agricultural University), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Associate Professors

Robin Cameron, B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McGill) / Associate Chair, Undergraduate
Susan A. Dudley, B.Sc., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Chicago)
Jonathan Dushoff, B.A. (Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Princeton)
Marie Elliot, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Ben Evans, B.Sc. (Tufts), M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia)
Bhagwati P. Gupta, B.Sc. (Banaras Hindu University, India), M.Sc. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India), Ph.D. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India) / Associate Chair, Graduate
Suleiman A. Igdoura, B.Sc. (Victoria), M.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (McGill)
Grant McClelland, B.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Jonathon Stone, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Joanna Y. Wilson, B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Victoria), Ph.D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Xu-Dong Zhu, B.Sc. (Nanjing), M.Sc. (Regina), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Graham R. Scott, B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Associate Members

Sigal Balshine, B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge) / Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
Reuven Dukas, Ph.D. (North Carolina) / Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
David J.D. Earn, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge) / Mathematics and Statistics
Margaret Fahnestock, B.Sc. (Stanford), Ph.D. (Berkeley) / Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Deda Gillespie, B.Sc. (Yale), Ph.D. (California) / Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
Ashok K. Grover, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Delhi), Ph.D. (Calgary) / Medicine
Paul Higgs, B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge, U.K.) / Physics and Astronomy
Hendrik N. Poinar, B.Sc., M.Sc. (California Polytechnic State University), Ph.D. (Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich) /Anthropology
Elyanne Ratcliffe, B.Sc. , Medical Program (McMaster), Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Parts I and II, Residency, University of Toronto / Pediatrics
Henry Szechtman, B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh) / Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Eva S. Werstiuk, B.Sc., Ph.D. (London, U.K.) / Medicine

Adjunct Members

Adalto Bianchini, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Brazil), Ph.D. (Belgium) / Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
Gary Chiang, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Tom Edge, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Carleton) / National Water Research Institute-Environment Canada
David Galbraith, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Queen’s) / Royal Botanical Gardens
Patricia Gillis, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Waterloo) / National Water Research Institute-Environment Canada
Pierre Laurent, D.Sc. (France) / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
James C. McGeer, B.Sc., M.Sc., (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Scotland)/ Wilfrid Laurier University
James Pringle, M.Sc. (New Hampshire), Ph.D. (Tennessee) / Royal Botanical Gardens
Glen VanDerKraak, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (British Columbia)/ University of Guelph

Professors Emeriti

Douglas Davidson, B.Sc. (Durham), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Richard A. Morton, M.S., Ph.D. (Chicago)
Andrew J. Rainbow, B.Sc.(Manchester), M.Sc. (London), Ph.D. (McMaster)

Facilities for Research

In addition to general research facilities in Biology, the Department has available: facilities for use of radio-isotopes, tissue culture laboratories, constant temperature rooms, growth chambers, a research greenhouse, an aquatic facility, and animal rooms. The laboratories are equipped with advanced instrumentation, including analytical and preparative ultracentrifuges, confocal and electron microscopes, interference and fluorescence microscopes, radio-isotope counting facilities, a microspectrophotometer, recording spectrophotometer, etc. The Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology provides oligonucleotide synthesis products, sequencing and other services. Research opportunities are augmented by the Computing and Information Services, a 200 curie Caesium-137 gamma source, collaboration with the National Water Research Institute (Canada Centre for Inland Waters) and by the Royal Botanical Gardens whose 1880 acres of varied lands and water areas adjoin the McMaster University campus.

A detailed description of the research and recent publications of each faculty member is available on our website (see above) and in a brochure which may be obtained by writing to the Chair, Department of Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1.


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