Biochemistry Graduate Program

Scientists studying DNA

Graduate students in the Biochemistry program at the University of Ottawa have the opportunity to study under the supervision of over 100 world class researchers working on both fundamental and translational problems in the molecular, cellular and systems biology of human disease.  Research in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology falls under the general areas of cancer biology, metabolic disease, proteomics and lipidomics, immunology, viral and bacterial pathogenesis, structural biology, pharmacology, bioinformatics, stem cells, neuroscience, and much more.  Researchers are located within the Faculty of Medicine at Roger Guindon Hall, as well as at affiliated research institutes throughout the City of Ottawa.

We offer a vibrant graduate program to roughly 100 students all working towards M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees.  We provide cutting edge training through in-lab research, graduate courses, work-in-progress seminars, and workshops, etc.  The department provides financial assistance for students to attend national and international conferences.  Students will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and collegial environment and will be exposed to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.  Training in the Biochemistry graduate program prepares students for careers as researchers in academic settings, for scientist and administrator positions in government and industry, and for careers in health-related disciplines.

Program Director:
Dr. Katey Rayner
Tel: (613) 696-7350

Biochemistry Graduate Studies Committee: Drs. Katey Rayner (Director), Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, Mireille Khacho, Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf, Douglas Gray, Morgan Fullerton, Martin Pelchat, Thomas Lagace, Alexandre Blais. Student representative: Karina Lajoie.

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