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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

Carleton University

Department Biology

Overview The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, which combines graduate programs of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, leading to MSc and PhD degrees, is one of the largest centres for graduate studies and research in biology in Canada. More than 40 faculty and 15 adjunct professors supervise the research of approximately 100 graduate students in: cell and molecular biology; physiology and biochemistry; and ecology, systematics and evolution.

Research Facilities The Carleton Greenhouses are some of the best University greenhouse complexes in Canada. This facility is used for research, teaching and display to the general public. The greenhouses hold comprehensive plant collection of several thousand specimens ranging from popular crop species such as corn, soybean, papaya, banana and sugarcane to some quite unusual desert specimens. Welwitschia, usually found only in the Namib desert regions of South West Africa resides in our own desert room.

Climate controlled display houses simulating tropical, desert and temperate environments, 18 houses containing teaching and research material and a number of controlled environment chambers and rooms all make up approximately 10,000 square feet of a unique research, teaching and learning environment.

The Carleton Aquatic Animal Facility and Physiology Laboratory has enabled an innovative and multidisciplinary approach integrating physiological and behavioral experimental techniques to try to understand the physiological basis of the negative consequences of subordinate social status in salmonid fish.

The University has excellent facilities for electron microscopy, controlled environment research and molecular biology. The research facilities at Carleton University also include a biology computer lab, college storeroom, fluroesence microscope, and a biology core facility.

List of Faculty Susan Aitken - Molecular Enzymology

Susan Bertram - Behavioural Ecology

Naomi Cappuccino - Evolutionary Biology

Nathalie Chaly - Cell Biology

Jim Cheetham - Membrane Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

Steve Cooke - Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology

Jeff Dawson - Physiology of Insect Flight

Michel Dumontier - Bioinformatics

Lenore Fahrig - Landscape Ecology

Mark Forbes - Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions

Ashkan Golshani - Proteomics of Transcription and Translation

Jean-Guy Godin - Behavioural Ecology

Root Gorelick - Evolutionary Theory and Botany

Shelley Hepworth - Plant Developmental Biology

Iain Lambert - Molecular Carcinogenesis

Stewart Peck - Evolutionary Biology and Biogeography of Insects

Owen Rowland - Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mike Runtz - Natural History

Tom Sherratt - Behavioural Ecology and Population Dynamics

Andrew Simons - Life-History Evolution

Myron Smith - Molecular Biology of Fungi

Ken Storey - Molecular Physiology of Stress

John Vierula - Molecular Biology of Fungi

Nigel Waltho - Ecology and Conservation Biology

Bill Willmore - Molecular Biology of Stress

Tim Xing - Plant Genomics

Jayne Yack - Neuroethology

Financial Support Available The awards administered by Carleton University are derived from a variety of sources. Throughout the years, a number of individuals and organizations have contributed substantial funds to the University, through bequests and donations, in order to help support students in various fields of study.

There are two categories of awards: internal awards and external awards. Internal awards comprise of teaching/research assistantships; graduate scholarships; research assistantships; graduate bursaries; excellence scholarships for new international students; and Endowment Scholarships administered by Carleton University. External awards consist of scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries administered and awarded by external agencies including:


Admissions and Enquiries Department of Biology
2240 Herzberg Laboratories
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Phone: 613-520-3515
Fax: 613-520-3539
Email: biology@carleton.ca

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
512 Tory Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

Phone: 613-520-2525
Fax: 613-520-4049
Email: graduate_studies@carleton.ca

Web: http://www.carleton.ca/biology/

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Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3

Tel: (613) 421-7229

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