Current professors

M. Bidochka
Molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry of insect pathogenic fungi

P. Liang
Understanding the mechanisms of genetic diversity and their contribution to phenotype via bioinformatics and genomics approaches

A. Necakov
Understanding the signaling and trafficking machineries in cell communication using an optogenetic approach

A. Skandalis
Protein structure and function of enzymes involved in nucleic acid replication; molecular biology of aging

J. Stuart
Mitochondrial bioenergetics and cell physiology

F. F. Hunter
Behavioural ecology of haematophagous insects; molecular systematics; cytogenetics

M. H. Richards
Evolution of social behaviour in insects; population genetics and molecular systematics of insects

G. Spencer
Neurobiology; synaptic plasticity, mechanisms of learning and memory

L. Vasseur
Climate change, sustainable development, community-based ecosystem management and conservation ecology

G. Tattersall
Function and Mechanisms of Thermoregulatory Control

Neurodevelopmental disorders, synaptic transmission & plasticity, and spatial memory function

C. Després
Plant Proteomics and Molecular Pathology

D. Inglis
Redox balance in wine yeast under hyperosmotic stress, yeast gene expression, yeast metabolism, icewine fermentation

G. Pickering
Wine science, sensory science, flavor chemistry, sensory perception, and wine chemistry

J. Willwerth
Grapevine cold hardiness physiology, Freeze injury mitigation, scion x rootstock evaluations and interactions, Soil-water-plant interactions; Impact of viticultural practices on fruit quality and wine quality.

L.A. MacNeil
Genetics and molecular biology, with a particular focus in the areas of epigenetics, gene expression, and noncoding RNA

I. Patterson
Transmission of viruses in arthropods

K. Gotanda
Ecology, evolution, animal behaviour, human influences, rapid adaptation


Y. Li  (cross appointed with Computer Science)
Fundamental study and biological applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning (analysis & modelling of omics data, pathways, signal networks, and biomedical images, etc.)

A. Zavafer    (cross appointed with Engineering)
Area of research: Bio-photonic sensors for precision agri/aquaculture. (cross appointed with Engineering)