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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2022-2023 
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Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

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The Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences provides facilities for students intending to proceed to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry.

Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 22064
E-mail: bbsgrad@mcmaster.ca
Fax: 905 522-9033
Website:  https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/biochem


Faculty/Fall 2022


Brian Coombes

Associate Chairs

Deborah Sloboda (Research)
Caitlin Mullarkey (Undergraduate Studies)
Matthew Miller (Graduate Studies)


Paul J. Berti, B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (McGill) / Joint appointment with Chemistry
Mickie Bhatia, B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Guelph) / Canada Research Chair
Eric D. Brown, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) / Canada Research Chair
Lori Burrows, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) /Acting Director IIDR
Cameron Currie, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.Sc.(Alberta) Ph.D (Toronto)
Brian Coombes, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster) / Canada Research Chair / Chair
Cécile Fradin, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France), Ph.D. (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France) / Joint appointment with Physics & Astronomy / Canada Research Chair
Radhey S. Gupta, B.Sc. (Agra), M.Sc. (New Delhi), Ph.D. (Bombay)
Paul G. Higgs, B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge) / Joint appointment with Physics and Astronomy / Canada Research Chair
Yingfu Li, B.Sc. (Anhui, China), M.Sc. (Beijing Agriculture), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser) / Joint    appointment with Chemistry / Associate Member Chemical Engineering/ Associate Member of School of Biomedical Engineering/Acting Director BDC/ Canada Research Chair
Andrew McArthur, H.B.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (Victoria)
Guiseppe Melacini Ph.D (Milan)/Joint Appointment with Chemistry
Hendrik Poinar, B.Sc. (California Polytechnic State), Ph.D. (Ludwig Maximillians Universitat Munchen) / Joint appointment with Anthropology
Deborah Sloboda, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto) / Canada Research Chair Associate Chair, Research
Gregory Steinberg, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) / Joint appointment with Medicine / Canada Research Chair
Michael Surette, B.Sc. (Newfoundland), Ph.D. (Western) / Joint appointment with Medicine
Bernardo L. Trigatti, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ray Truant, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Geoff Werstuck, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster) / Joint appointment with Medicine
Gerard D. Wright, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo) / Canada Research Chair
Daniel S-C. Yang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)


Associate Professors

Russell Bishop, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Lindsay Kalan, B.Sc.(Alberta), Ph.D (McMaster)
Michelle L. MacDonald, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)/ Associate Chair, Undergraduate Education
Lesley MacNeil, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Nathan Magarvey, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Minnesota) / Canada Research Chair
Jakob Magolan, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Western)
Matthew Miller, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Western) Associate Chair, Graduate Education
Caitlin Mullarkey, B.A. (Swarthmore), Ph.D. (Oxford)
Jonathan Schertzer, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Melbourne)
Felicia Vulcu, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
John Whitney, B.Sc (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Assistant Professors

Sara Andres, B.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Jonathan Stokes,  BHSc (McMaster) Ph.D (McMaster)

Associate Members

Stephanie A. Atkinson, B.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto) / Pediatrics
Tobias Berg - Oncology
Jonathan L. Bramson, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill) / Pathology and Molecular Medicine
John D. Brennan, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Chemistry / Canada Research Chair
Clinton Campbell - Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Marie Elliot, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta) / Biology
Thomas Hawke, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) / Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Stephen Hill, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Western) / Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Alison Holloway, B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Guelph) / Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alexander Hynes, B.Sc. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Newfoundland) / Medicine
Mark Larche, Ph.D. (London) / Medicine / Canada Research Chair
Karen Mossman, B.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Alberta)
Manali Mukherjee B.SC (India), MSc(Scotland), Ph.D (United Kingdom)/Medicine
Ishac Nazy, B.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (McMaster) / Medicine
Guillaume Pare, MD (Montreal), M.Sc. (McGill) / Pathology
Sandeep Raha, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) / Pediatrics
Sheila K. Singh, B.Sc. (McGill), M.D. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Surgery / Canada Research Chair
Jennifer Stearns, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Jeffrey I. Weitz, B.Sc., M.D. (Ottawa) / Medicine / Canada Research Chair

Part-Time Members

Kristin Hope, B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Karun Singh, B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Professor Emeritus

Richard M. Epand, A.B. (Johns Hopkins), Ph.D. (Columbia)
John A. Hassell, B.Sc. (Brooklyn College), Ph.D. (Connecticut)
Boris Zhorov, Ph.D. (Russian Academy of Science)


Research in Biochemistry

Our program encompasses all major areas of modern biomedical research. Particular strengths include infectious diseases, stem cells, metabolism, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental biology and structural biology. We are supported by state-of-the-art facilities that place us at the forefront of biomedical innovation worldwide. Students in our program hold over $2M in competitive funding and regularly publish in top tier scientific journals.

A detailed description of the research and recent publications of each faculty member is available on our website (https://biochemgraduateprogram.ca/). (https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/biochem )




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