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Biomolecular Science

Biomolecular Science focuses on:

  • Using molecular, cellular and chemical tools to investigate mechanisms of cell function.
  • Novel drug discovery and synthesis, drug formulation and site-specific drug delivery.
  • Designing biomaterials and bio-based products.
  • The mechanisms of action of pharmaceuticals at the cellular and molecular level.
  • The molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in response to pathogenic and non-pathogenic micro-organisms.
  • Characterization of biomolecular interactions.

Students achieve these goals through the use of biological and chemical research methods.


  • Yuri Bolshan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science (FSci)
  • Dario Bonetta, PhD, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Jean-Paul Desaulniers, PhD, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, FSci
  • Brad Easton, PhD, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Sean Forrester, PhD, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Julia Green-Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Douglas Holdway, PhD, Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology, FSci
  • Holly Jones-Taggart, PhD, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Andrea Kirkwood, PhD, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Denina Simmons, PhD, Assistant Professor and Tier ll Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Biology, FSci
  • Janice Strap, PhD, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, FSci
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