Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Researchers

Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex - Researchers

 

Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences 

 

Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences 

Jeffrey Atkinson: Professor, Chemistry
Research: chemistry of vitamin E and interactions of lipid transfer proteins with biological membranes

Mike Bidochka: Professor, Vice Chair, Biological Sciences
Research: population genetics of insect pathogenic fungi, fungal root colonization

Doug Bruce: Professor, Biological Sciences
Research: photosynthesis, mechanisms

Vincenzo De Luca: Assistant Professor; Canada Research Chair in Plant Biotechnology, Biological Sciences

Research: biological sciences, plant genetics, secondary metabolites, plants as factories

Charles Després: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Research: Plant proteomics and molecular pathology

Travis Dudding: Associate Professor, Chemistry
Research: computer modelling and organic synthesis

Tomas Hudlicky: Canada Research Chair in Biocatalysis; Professor, Chemistry
Research: organic synthesis, green chemistry, chemoenzymatic synthesis, biomanufacturing, biocatalysis

Fiona Hunter: Professor, Biological Sciences
Research: ticks, biting flies, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, arthropod-borne diseases

Ping Liang: Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics; Biological Sciences
Research: understanding the mechanism of genetic diversity and its contribution to phenotype via bioinformatics and genomics approaches

Costa Metallinos: Associate Professor, Chemistry
Research: design, synthesis and applications of chiral reagents for asymmetric catalysis

Georgii Nikonov: Professor, Chemistry
Research: organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis

Melanie Pilkington; Canada Research Chair in Novel Hybrid Materials; Associate Professor, Chemistry
Research: inorganic chemistry, molecular conductors and magnets

Glenn Tattersall: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Research: thermoregulation, stress physiology, respiratory physiology, integrative physiology, hypoxia tolerance, hypothermia, behavioural thermoregulation, autonomic regulation of body temperature

Art van der Est: Professor, Chemistry
Research: photosynthesis, electron spin resonance spectroscopy

Hongbin (Tony) Yan: Associate Professor, Chemistry
Research: nucleic acid and carbohydrate chemistry

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences 

Stephen Cheung: Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics; Associate Professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Research: environmental ergonomics, focusing on physiological responses to heat, cold and hypoxic conditions

Brian Jeynes: Associate Professor of Pathology and Anatomy
Research: brain pathology and dementia

Nota Klentrou: Professor, Kinesiology
Research: hormonal regulation of human growth and maturation, focusing on biochemical markers of bone turnover and skeletal development

Paul LeBlanc: Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Research: Skeletal muscle, health, cellular membrane, and lipids

Debbie O’Leary: Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Research: cardiovascular physiology, focusing on blood flow, blood pressure regulation and vascular disease

Sandra Peters: Professor, Kinesiology
Research: Regulation of muscle fat and carbohydrate metabolism, focus on the important enzymes involved and their relationship with fuel homeostasis

Michael Plyley: Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Research: oxygen transport to tissue, capillary supply of skeletal muscle fibres in health and disease, Angiogenesis, adaptive strategy of muscle in response to changing conditions

Brian Roy: Associate Professor, Applied Health Sciences
Research: integrated physiology, muscle metabolism, stable isotopes, exercise physiology, endocrinology, nutrition

Ana Sanchez: Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Research: infectious diseases, especially neglected tropical diseases

Rene Vandenboom: Associate Professor, Applied Health Sciences
Research: skeletal muscle physiology and biophysics

Wendy Ward: Associate Professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology
Research: muscle and bone development; role of nutrition in bone metabolism; osteoporosis prevention
 

 

Architect's rendering of the Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex

Architect's rendering of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.