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Undergraduate Calendar 2022-2023 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2022-2023

Department of Biology


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http://www.biology.mcmaster.ca
Faculty as of January 15, 2022

CHAIR

Marie Elliot

ASSOCIATE CHAIRS

Rosa da Silva (Undergraduate)
Grant McClelland (Graduate)

UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR

Joanna Wilson (2019-2023)

PROFESSORS

Robert Baker/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Alberta)
André Bédard/B.Sc. (Montreal), Ph.D. (McGill)
Ben Bolker/(Mathematics and Statistics) B.S. (Yale), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Robin K. Cameron/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McGill)
Ana Campos/(Joint with Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc., M.Sc. (Rio de Janeiro), Ph.D. (Brandeis)
Patricia Chow-Fraser/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Juliet M. Daniel/B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Susan A. Dudley/B.Sc., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Chicago)
Jonathan Dushoff/B.Sc. (Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Princeton)
Marie Elliot/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Ben Evans/B.S. (Tufts), M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia)
Turlough M. Finan/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Galway), Ph.D. (Guelph)
G. Brian Golding/B.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Alberta)
Bhagwati Gupta/B.Sc. (Banaras Hindu), M.Sc. (Jawaharlal Nehru), Ph.D. (TATA Institute)
Suleiman A. Igdoura/B.Sc. (Victoria), M.Sc. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (McGill)
J. Roger Jacobs/B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Karen Kidd/B.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Alberta)
Jurek Kolasa/M.Sc., Ph.D. (Poznan)
Grant B. McClelland/B.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Carmel E. Mothersill/B.Sc., Ph.D. (University College Dublin)/Senior Canada Research Chair
Michael J. O’Donnell/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
James S. Quinn/B.Sc. (Queen’s), M.Sc. (Brock), Ph.D. (Oklahoma)
Herbert E. Schellhorn/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (North Carolina)
Colin B. Seymour/DCR(RT) (Guy’s Hospital), B.L. (King’s Inn), Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin)
Rama S. Singh/B.Sc. (Agra), M.Sc. (Kanpur), Ph.D. (California-Davis)
Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Joanna Wilson/B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Victoria), Ph.D. (MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Jianping Xu/B.Sc. (Jiangxi), M.Sc. (Nanjing and Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Xu-Dong Zhu/B.Sc. (Nanjing), M.Sc. (Regina), Ph.D. (Toronto)

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

Douglas R. Boreham/B.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Ottawa)
Thomas A. Edge/B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Carleton)
David A. Galbraith/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Patricia Gillis/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Kelly Munkittrick/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
James S. Pringle/A.B. (Dartmouth), M.S. (New Hampshire), Ph.D. (Tennessee)
Glen Van Der Kraak/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (British Columbia

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Rosa da Silva/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Ian Dworkin/B.Sc. (Trent), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Lovaye Kajiura/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Graham Scott/B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)/Canada Research Chair
Jonathon Stone/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Ethan Paschos/Ph.D. (Munich)

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Carol Bucking/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Tao Dong/B.Sc. (Shandon University), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Erik J.S. Emilson/B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Laurentian)
Jonathan Midwood/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ryan Prosser/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Sigal Balshine/(Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) B.Sc. (Toronto) , Ph.D. (Cambridge) /Canada Research Chair
Reuven Dukas/(Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) B.Sc. (Jerusalem) , Ph.D. (North Carolina State)
David Earn/(Mathematics and Statistics) B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Margaret Fahnestock/(Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences) B.Sc. (Stanford), Ph.D. (California-Berkeley)
Paul Faure/(Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) B.Sc., M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (New York)
Deda C. Gillespie/(Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) B.Sc. (Yale), Ph.D. (California-San Francisco)
Chad Harvey/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Auburn), Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison)
Paul G. Higgs/(Physics & Astronomy) B.Sc., Ph.D. (Cambridge) /Senior Canada Research Chair
Wolfgang Kunze/(Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Ram Mishra/(Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) B.Sc. (Udaipur), M.Sc. (LSU Medical Center), Ph.D. (Memorial University)
Hendrik Poinar/(Anthropology) B.Sc., M.Sc. (California), Ph.D. (Munich) /Canada Research Chair in Paleogenomics
Jonathan N. Pruitt/(Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) B.A. (South Florida) , Ph.D. (Tennessee)
Elyanne Ratcliffe/(Pediatrics) B.Arts Sc., M.D. (McMaster)
Angela Scott/(Pathology) B.Sc., B.A., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
J. Michael Waddington/(Earth, Environment & Society) B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (York)

Notes Applicable to all Honours Biology Programs

  1. The department offers the following Honours programs:
    • Honours Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences
    • Honours Biology Core
    • Honours Biology Research Specialization
    • Honours Biology - Physiology Core (First available in September 2023)
    • Honours Biology - Physiology Research Specialization
    • Honours Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
    • Honours Biology and Mathematics
    • Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Core (First available in September 2023)
    • Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Specialization
    • Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Specialization Co-op (entry at Level III)

As well, Honours Neuroscience is offered jointly with the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. (See Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour section of the Calendar for program details.)

All options are suitable for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in Biology.

  1. Transfer between programs is possible, subject to satisfying the admission requirements and availability of space.
  2. There are Level II and III prerequisites for many Level III and IV courses. The prerequisites should be considered when choosing Level II and III courses.
  3. Students wishing to include more mathematical statistics may replace STATS 2B03  with 2D03 , 2MB3 . In this case, students are advised to complete MATH 1AA3  or 1LT3  in Level I.
  4. Students considering graduate studies in Biology are recommended to complete BIOLOGY 2L03  and either BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S  or 4F06 A/B S 

B.Sc. Three-Level Degree

A three-level program with a general Life Sciences orientation is available through the B.Sc. in Life Sciences .

Programs

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)Minor(s):

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