Research Interests of our Faculty and Adjunct Professors

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  • Khaper, Neelam - Redox regulation and cardiomyopathy.
  • Kurissery, Sree - Bacterial attachment on surfaces and bio-corrosion.
  • Law, Dave - Plant biochemistry; molecular biology; biotechnology.
  • Lawrence- Dewar, JaneThunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI)
  • Lees, Simon - Biomedical sciences involving aging, cancer cells, stem cells, and musculoskeletal diseases.
  • Leung, Kam - Environmental microbiology.  Biotechnology.
  • Lew, ChristopherDirector Biorefining Research Institute
  • Malek, Lada - Plant protein degrading enzymes; biology of alpine plants.
  • Matheson, Carney - Forensic, medical, archaeological, palaeontological and molecular biology.
  • Mitchell, Albert - Primary research focus is on applying HP helium-3 and HP xenon-129 MRI to image ventilation function in the airways and alveoli of the lungs.
  • Murray, Christopher - Polymer physics; biophysics; materials science; wastewater and storm water treatment; turfgrass science.
  • Omeljaniuk, Robert - Physiology and cellular biology of brain pituitary complex in fishes
  • Pyle, Greg - Chemical communication systems among aquatic animals.
  • Qin, Wensheng - Biotechnology for industrial enzymes and bioproducts.  Algae biotechnology and bioenergy.
  • Rakshit, Sudip - Bioenergy and biorefining processes, renewable chemicals from renewable resources using biological routes, fermentation production of fine chemicals, waste utilization, food safety and security, nutraceautical products
  • Ross, Brian - Lipid biology; volatile chemical analysis.  Bioprospecting.  Neurobiology
  • Schraft, Heidi - Molecular food microbiology.
  • Suntres, Zacharias - Role of oxidants and antioxidants in health and disease.  Drug delivery systems
  • Tocheri, Matthew - Evolutionary history and functional morphology of the human and great ape family, the Hominidae. Osteology.
  • Ulanova, Marina - Host-pathogen interactions.  Innate immune responses to pathogenic bacteria.  Clinical immunology.  Immunoepidemiology of infections caused by encapsulated bacteria.  Immunodeficiency states.  Vaccinology.  Immune response to immunization.
  • Varney, TamaraBioarchaeology (osteology, palaeopathology, palaeodietary reconstruction/stable isotope analysis), historic cemetery archaeology, forensic anthropology
  • Zehbe, Ingeborg - Virus-related cancer with a focus on Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  Anishinaabek cervical cancer screening study (ACCSS).


  • Carney, Joseph - Parasites of freshwater fishes; host parasite biogeography and evolution; conservation of freshwater mussels; phylogenetic systematics.
  • Hecnar, Stephen - Population, community and landscape ecology; conservation biology; biogeography
  • Hughes, Janice - Avian systematics; evolution; ecology
  • Kanavillil, Nanda - Microorganisms and their affect on fresh-water and salt-water
  • Lee, Peter - Wetlands ecology, wild rice, mining reclamation, botany
  • Mackereth, Robert - Influence of landscape disturbance on stream aquatic communities
  • Mallik, Azim - Plant ecology, disturbed habitats
  • Morris, DouglasEvolutionary ecology, habitat selection, species coexistence, and conservation of biodiversity.
  • O'Connor, Constance - Understanding how ecosystem changes (e.g., climate, land-use, fisheries) impact freshwater fish; physiological and behavioural ecology.  Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS).
  • Rempel, Robert - Landscape, spatial, and riparian ecology.

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