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Department of Biology



SELVADURAI DAYANANDAN, PhD Boston University; Professor; Provost's Distinction

Distinguished Professor Emerita

ELAINE B. NEWMAN, PhD Harvard University


CHRISTOPHER BRETT, PhD Johns Hopkins University; Professor
GRANT BROWN, PhD Memorial University of Newfoundland; Professor
EMMA DESPLAND, PhD University of Oxford; Professor
DYLAN FRASER, PhD Université Laval; Professor
JAMES GRANT, PhD University of Guelph; Professor
PATRICK J. GULICK, PhD University of California, Davis; Professor
JEAN-PHILIPPE LESSARD, PhD University of Tennessee; Professor
VINCENT MARTIN, PhD University of British Columbia; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
PEDRO PERES-NETO, PhD University of Toronto; Professor
ALISA PIEKNY, PhD University of Calgary; Professor
MICHAEL SACHER, PhD McGill University; Professor
PASCALE SICOTTE, PhD Université de Montréal; Professor
VLADIMIR TITORENKO, PhD Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms, Moscow; Professor
ADRIAN TSANG, PhD York University; Professor
DAVID WALSH, PhD Dalhousie University; Professor
ROBERT WELADJI, PhD Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Professor
MALCOLM WHITEWAY, PhD University of Alberta; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
WILLIAM ZERGES, PhD Princeton University; Professor

Associate Professors

AASHIQ H. KACHROO, PhD Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore); Associate Professor
DAVID KWAN, PhD University of Cambridge; Associate Professor
JIN SUK LEE, PhD University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
LAURENT POTVIN‑TROTTIER, PhD Harvard University; Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

BRANDON HELFIELD, PhD University of Toronto; Assistant Professor
RASSIM KHELIFA, PhD University of Zurich, Université Mouloud Mammer; Assistant Professor
ELENA KUZMIN, PhD University of Toronto; Assistant Professor
ERIC PEDERSEN, PhD McGill University; Assistant Professor
NICOLA SMITH, PhD Simon Fraser University; Assistant Professor
CARLY D. ZITER, PhD University of Wisconsin‑Madison; Assistant Professor

Senior Lecturers

IAN FERGUSON, PhD Concordia University; Senior Lecturer
MADOKA GRAY‑MITSUMUNE, PhD University of British Columbia; Senior Lecturer

Affiliate Professors

MAUD FERRARI, PhD University of Saskatchewan; Affiliate Professor
MICHAEL T. HALLETT, PhD University of Victoria; Affiliate Professor
ANNE‑HÉLÈNE PRIEUR‑RICHARD, PhD Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier; Affiliate Professor

Affiliate Associate Professors

CATHERINE BACHEWICH, PhD York University; Affiliate Associate Professor
DAVID MARCOGLIESE, PhD Wake Forest University; Affiliate Associate Professor
PATRICK PARÉ, MSc Université Laval; Affiliate Associate Professor
CUNLE WU, PhD McGill University; Affiliate Associate Professor

Affiliate Assistant Professors

ISABELLE BENOIT-GELBER, PhD Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique; Affiliate Assistant Professor
TONIA DE BELLIS, PhD Concordia University; Affiliate Assistant Professor
BARBARA FREI, PhD McGill University; Affiliate Assistant Professor
CHIARA GAMBERI, PhD University of Verona; Affiliate Assistant Professor
ANTOINE O.H.C. LEDUC, PhD Concordia University; Affiliate Assistant Professor


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For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The Biology Department is dedicated to teaching and research that advance understanding of life from molecules and cells to organisms, populations, and entire ecosystems. The Department’s programs inspire students with an appreciation of the rich diversity of the living world.

Students acquire a comprehensive grounding in modern biology through classroom study as well as extensive hands-on training in research methodology. A variety of specialized laboratories and equipment supports both research and teaching activities.

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