In the tabbed table below, you will find:
- faculty - professors in the department
- adjunct faculty - external experts with close affiliation with the department
- staff: general office, laboratory instructors, co-op, biotechnical support and central services
- emeritus faculty - retired faculty members still active with the department
Biophysical and biochemical studies of DNA-protein interactions involved in chromatin assembly and gene expression.
Protein-carbohydrate recognition using molecular biological, biochemical, biophysical, and structural methods.
Application of mass spectrometry, proteomics, photoaffinity labelling, and molecular modelling to determine protein structure.
Structural and biophysical basis of host-parasite pathogenicity, small molecule therapeutics, and novel structure of enzymes in bioremediation.
Dr. John E. Burke, PhD (UC San Diego), Assistant Professor
Structural and dynamic studies investigating the regulation of lipid signalling enzymes and their role in human disease.
Biochemistry and cell biology of signaling in early animal development.
Bioinformatic, genomic and proteomic approaches to pathogenesis of spirochetes.
Structural biology of protein-carbohydrate recognition; x-ray crystallography and scientific visualisation.
The effect of environmental pollutants on hormonal signalling in development and disease.
Biogenesis and function of miRNAs in stem cells, EphA2 and EphrinA1 in cancer, and rewiring of tyrosine pathway in cancer.
Cellular metabolism in cell death and survival, control of T cell function by autophagy and immunotherapy approaches to target cancer stem cells; Scientist, Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency.
Function of pathogenicity proteins of Franciscella, synthetic biology using cold-loving bacteria, and development of expression systems for cyanobacteria.
Immune response to cancer, immunotherapy, T cell biology, cytokines, signal transduction and cell cycle regulation. Director of the Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency.
Regulation of gene expression by novel chromatin modifying enzymes in yeast and mammalian cells.
Pathogenesis of trypanosomes parasites using antibody-based technologies, and antibody enrichment techniques for quantitative mass spectrometry.
Nucleic acid-protein interactions in the regulation of gene expression, structure and function of oncogenes, tumour suppressors, and bacterial virulence factors.
Viral bioinformatics and computer technologies to analyze viral genomes.
Dr. N. Leigh Anderson, BA, PhD (Cambridge), Adjunct Professor
Visit Dr. Anderson's web page
Research interests: Plasma Proteome
Human plasma proteomics and biomarkers of disease and quantitative mass spectrometry.
Application of mass spectrometry and peptide biochemistry to structure and mechanisms of neurodegenerative proteins; pathophysiological protein modification; vaccine chemistry; structure and epitope analysis of therapeutic antibodies; affinity-mass spectrometry of biopolymer interaction epitopes; mass spectrometric elucidation of oligomerisation/truncation pathways and structures of "misfolding"/aggregating proteins in neurodegenerative diseases.
Application of mass spectrometry and other analytical techniques to proteomics, metabolomics, metal biogeochemistry and environmental research.
Neurogenesis and the bioelectric control of new neurons in healthy and injured/diseased brain. Evaluation of specific ion channels as therapeutic targets for brain repair.
Molecular genetics of breast cancer. Director of the Tumour Tissue Repository at the Deeley Cancer Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency.
Cellular immunity and immune responses to peptide eptitopes, and vaccine development for cervical cancer.
General Office Petch 207
Margaret Blake, Administrative Officer
Deb Penner, Chair's Assistant
Melinda Powell, Grad Secretary
Barb Currie, Senior Microbiology Lab Instructor
Melissa Doyle, MICR 200 Lab Instructor
Val Kerr, BCMB 406 Lab Instructor
Allison Maffey, BCMB 301 Lab Instructor
Janice Keliher, BCMB 301 Lab Instructor
Glen Pryhitka, Senior Biochemistry Lab Instructor
Erika Wall, BCMB 406 Lab Instructor
Adrienne White, BCMB 301 Lab Instructor
Co-op, Biochemistry & Microbiology
Lindsay Holman, Co-op Secretary
Rozanne Poulson, Co-op Coordinator
Biotechnical Support Centre Petch 257
Stephen Horak, Electronics Technician
Albert Labossiere, BSC Manager
Scott Scholz, Electronics Technician
Central Services Petch 153
Mary Anne Cunningham, Laboratory Assistant
Katie McKechnie, Laboratory Assistant
Dr. Tom Buckley, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Bob Olafson, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Verner Paetkau, Professor Emeritus