Dr. Todd Whitcombe, Chair, Associate Professor
Chemistry, Environmental Engineering & Environmental Science
Office: Lab 8-439
- Ph.D. University of Victoria
As a broad classification, my research interests are in the area of "Bio-Inorganic" chemistry and, specifically, in reaction kinetics of model systems for biologically interesting or relevant molecules.
Dr. Kathy Lewis, Chair
Ecosystem Science and Management (Forestry)
Dr. Chow Lee, Professor
- Ph.D., 1992: Flinders University, Australia.
- B.Sc. (Hons I), Biochemistry/Physiology, University of New South Wales, Australia.
- RNA-degrading enzymes and RNA-binding proteins in the control of mRNA and miRNA turnover in cancer
- Discovery of novel medicinal compounds from the fungi/mushrooms of British Columbia
Dr. Mark Shrimpton, Professor
- PhD, Zoology, University of British Columbia (1993)
- MSc, Zoology, University of British Columbia (1987)
- BSc (Honours), Biology, University of Victoria (1985)
Physiological response of fish to environmental disturbance, particularly how physical changes in the environment affect endocrine, biochemical, physiological and molecular factors that regulate growth and development of fish.
Dr. Andrea Gorrell, Associate Professor
- BSc in Biochemistry, with honors (Texas A&M University, 1991)
- PhD in Biochemistry (Iowa State University 2000)
- Postdoctoral work at Pennsylvania State University under J.G. Ferry
Protein structure and function; interest in the methanogenic pathways of the archaea
Dr. Brent Murray, Associate Professor
Office: LAB 8-208
Tel: (250) 960-5638
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Brent Murray
Revolves around three central themes: molecular ecology (conservation genetics), molecular evolution and comparative immunogenetics. This research focuses on the characterisation, organization and evolution of genetic variation at both neutral (e.g. mitochondrial) and selected loci, with particularemphasis on the immune system genes (i.e. MHC) in aquatic vertebrates (marine mammals and bony fishes) and their use in population level surveys of genetic variation.
Dr. Stephen Rader, Professor
- Ph.D. in Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
- B.A. in Biology and Chemistry, Swarthmore College
My research focuses on the dynamic mechanism by which the non-protein-coding portion of pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) is precisely removed to generate messenger RNA in a process known as pre-mRNA splicing. I am investigating pre-mRNA splicing by a number of approaches, including x-ray crystallography, fluorescence energy transfer, biochemical purification and characterization of splicing complexes, and yeast genetics.
Dr. Daniel Erasmus, Senior Lab Instructor
- Ph.D. Wine Research Centre (University of British Columbia)
- M.Sc Microbiology (University of Stellenbosch)
- Honours B.Sc. Microbiology (University of Stellenbosch)
Provide opportunities for undergraduate students to do research on population genetics of fish and genetic barcoding of aquatic insects in the Prince George area.
Dr. Dezene Huber
Canada Research Chair in Forest Entomology and Chemical Ecology
Chemical Ecological Interactions of forest insects and their host plants. Specific work focusses on the chemical nature of plant defenses against herbivory, molecular biology and biochemical aspects of insect detoxification of host secondary metabolites, and insect behavioural responses to host defenses and and signals from non-hosts.
Dr. Geoff Payne
Assistant Professor Physiology, Northern Medical Program
Tel: (250) 960-5104
Fax: (250) 960-5118