Biomolecular Sciences (PhD)

Start your career where biology and chemistry meet to create innovative and creative solutions to today’s biggest issues.

Overview

Help create a better world for everyone, by improving health care, agriculture, energy consumption, and the environment.

Create big changes while working at a small scale. Study two broad areas of science including cell regulation and the structure and function of biomolecules. 

Gain academic and research training to prepare for careers in academic research, teaching, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and biomedicine. Learn the most current methods, technologies, and develop new knowledge and skills. 

Go on to treat age-related disorders in our quickly aging society, develop new antibacterial drugs in an increasingly drug-resistant environment, and make industrialized food production safer and more sustainable.

Key Features

Prepare for a career in many possible fields, including medicine.
Be involved in scientific research that makes a real difference in advancing our understanding of life and how to improve it.
Apply your knowledge of the world around you to solve modern issues in the environment, public health, and disease management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: biochemistry, biotechnology, genetic engineering, forensics, medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical industries, health sciences.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Program Details

Faculty Members

G. Arteca 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (La Plata), 
Canada Research Chair in Biophysical Computational Chemistry 
Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
V. Appanna 
Chemistry-Biochemistry; B.Sc. (Bombay), M.Sc. (Wales), Ph.D.(Waterloo) 
Cell Regulation 
 
C. Boudreau-Larivière 
Human Kinetics; B.P.H.E., M.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Ottawa) 
Cell Regulation 
 
F. Diaz-Mitoma 
AMRIC/NOSM 
 
G.D. Ferroni 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo) 
Cell Regulation 
 
E. Gauthier 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Sc. (UQTR), Ph.D. (Laval) 
Cell Regulation J. Gray-Munro 
Chemistry-Biochemistry; B.Sc. Ph.D. (UWO) 
Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
P. Hanifi-Moghaddam 
NOSM, AMRIC 
 
H. A. Joly 
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Queen's) 
Chemistry/Biochemistry 
 
N. Khaper 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc. (Pune), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Manitoba) 
Cell Regulation 
 
T. Kovala 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Western) 
Cell Regulation 
 
A. Kumar 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D. (Toronto), 
Canada Research Chair in Biomolecular Science 
Cell Regulation 
 
R.M. Lafrenie 
Tumor Biology, HRSRH, B.Sc. (UBC), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
C. Lanner 
Molecular Genetics, NOSM, B.Sc. (Lund), M.Sc. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (Swedish 
University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden) 
Cell Regulation 
 
R. Leclair 
Physics; B.Sc., M.Sc., (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Carleton) 
Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
L.G. Leduc 
Biology, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Cell Regulation 
 
H. Lee 
Tumor Biology, HRSRH, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
D. Maclean 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Cell Regulation 

 

F. Mallory 
B.Sc. M.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Biology 
 
T. Merritt 
Chemistry-Biochemistry; B.Sc. (N. Carolina), M.Sc. (Oregon), Ph.D. 
(S. Carolina) 
Cell Regulation 
 
S. Montaut 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, M.Sc. (Pau), D.E.A., Ph.D. (I.N.P., Toulouse) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
K. Nkongolo 
Biology, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Laval) 
Cell Regulation 
 
A. Omri 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Ac. (Bagdad), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Montréal) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
A. Parissenti 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (York) 
Chair in Cancer Research 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules

 

M.A. Persinger 

Biology, B.A. (Wisconsin), M.A. (Tennessee), Ph.D. (Manitoba) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
S. Ritz 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster) 
Cell Regulation 
 
G. Ross 
Medical Sciences 
 
J. Scott 
NOSM, Lakehead 
 
S. Siemann 
Chemistry-Biochemistry, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Paderborn), Ph.D. (Bielefeld) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
M. Saleh 
Biology, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Cell Regulation 
 
A. Scott 
Engineering/NOSM 
J. Shepherd 
Chemistry-Biochemistry 
 
Z. Suntres 
Lakehead NOSM 
 
L. Sutherland 
Tumor Biology, HRSRH, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Ottawa) 
Cell Regulation 
 
T. Tai 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Cell Regulation 
 
M. Ulanova 
Medical Sciences, NOSM, M.D. (N.I. Pirogov Memorial Moscow State Institute of 
Medicine), M.Sc. (USSRAcadamy of Medical Sciences), Ph.D. (Russian Academy of 
Medical Sciences), Ph.D. (Goteborg) 
Cell Regulation 
 
G. Ulibarri 
Chemistry-Biochemistry; B.Sc. M.Sc. (UAG, Mexico-Japan), Ph.D. (Alberta) 
Cell Regulation and Structure and Function of Biomolecules 
 
B. Zaman 
NOSM, AMRIC 

Gustavo Arteca

Gustavo Arteca

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Garry Ferroni

Garry Ferroni

Centre for Academic Excellence
Eric Gauthier

Eric Gauthier

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Joy Gray-Munro

Joy Gray-Munro

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hélène Joly

Hélène Joly

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Aseem Kumar

Aseem Kumar

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Robert Leclair

Robert Leclair

Department of Physics
Leo Leduc

Leo Leduc

Centre for Academic Excellence
Thomas Merritt

Thomas Merritt

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sabine Montaut

Sabine Montaut

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Kabwe Nkongolo

Kabwe Nkongolo

Department of Biology
Abdelwahab Omri

Abdelwahab Omri

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Amadeo Parissenti

Amadeo Parissenti

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Michael Persinger

Michael Persinger

Department of Psychology
Mazen Saleh

Mazen Saleh

Department of Biology
John Scott

John Scott

Bharti School of Engineering
Jeffrey Shepherd

Jeffrey Shepherd

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Stefan Siemann

Stefan Siemann

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Gerardo Ulibarri

Gerardo Ulibarri

Chemistry and Biochemistry