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Immerse yourself in research that matters

Our internationally renowned Molecular Science Graduate Program offers you compelling opportunities that span the
fields of chemistry, cellular biology,
ecology, and physics.

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Pioneering program raises leaders

Our unique program structure supports leadership and collaboration. It brings together world-class researchers of diverse backgrounds in order to find novel solutions.

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Research that impacts the world

Our research has the potential to positively affect everyday life on local, national and international levels.

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State of the Art Facilities

State of the art facilities

From UV-visible spectroscopy, to advanced microscopy, to a Level 2 Biohazard Facility—we provide opportunities to utilize ultramodern research equipment spanning chemistry and biology.

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An intimate and supportive research community

Through supportive collaboration which includes, dedicated mentorship from expert Faculty and regular feedback from peers, we help refine your research, broaden your skills and sharpen your focus.

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Intersection of diverse scientific disciplines

By fusing chemistry and biology in a single department, we create an incredible array of research possibilities—with access to cutting-edge technology and expert advice.

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Featured Students & Alumni

  • Mr. Chao's (MSc alumnus under Dr. Michael Arts) thesis focused on a ubiquitous species of bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa).
    Alumnus
    Education: Molecular Science MSc '09
  • Using mathematical modeling skills, Zach furthered his interests in applied ecology by testing theoretical frameworks.
    Alumnus
    Education: Molecular Science MSc '14
  • Eden Ross now works as an Associate Manager with Research Programs at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
    Alumna
    Education: Molecular Science MSc '14
  • Lindsay's shown how the microbial response to its environment interplays with genetic capacity as determinants of survivability.
    Alumna
    Education: Molecular Science PhD '16
  • Muhammad Yousaf (PhD 2016) is currently developing a new family of dye molecules for solar energy collection.
    Alumnus
    Education: Molecular Science PhD '16
  • Crystal Gadishaw-Lue examines the impact of bile secreted to affect the virulence, enterohemorrhagic E. coli.
    Alumna
    Education: Molecular Science MSc '16
  • Tracy Lackraj investigated the potential of a novel antimicrobial agent as a prevention strategy against enterohemorrhagic E. coli.
    Student
    Education: Molecular Science PhD '16 (expected)
  • Kruti Shukla developed three manuscripts that are in review, in her first year alone, exploring the potential for crop-wild hybridization.
    Student
    Education: Molecular Science PhD '17 (expected)
  • Omar collaborated in laying the groundwork for exploring the use of BODIPY as a material for next generation solar energy production.
    Alumnus
    Education: Molecular Science MSc '15
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