Jeff Waller

Associate Professor
Room 201 Gairdner Building
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1996-2000     BScH Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Biology), Queen's University at Kingston

2000-2006     PhD Biology, Queen's University at Kingston

2006-2011     Postdoctoral Fellow, Horticultural Sciences Dept, University of Florida at Gainesville

2011-2013     Assistant Professor (term), Mount Allison University

2013-2018     Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Mount Allison University


Fall 2019

BIOC 3041 Nucleic Acids: Structures, Mechanisms And Regulations
This course interlinks structural, mechanistic, and regulatory aspects of nucleic acid function. It explores the structures of DNA and RNA and how DNA assembles into chromosomes. It also reviews the mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, recombination, transcription, and RNA splicing. It examines the complexity and ingenuity of gene regulation in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Winter 2020

BIOC 3501 (3.00) Advanced Metabolism

This course examines the coordinated biochemical transformations of matter, energy, and information through metabolic pathways, emphasizing nitrogen, lipid, and secondary metabolism, metabolic compartmentalization and integration, and bioenergetics. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Fall 2019- Winter 2019

BIOC 4903  Current Advances in Biochemistry, CHEM 4903 Current Advances in Chemistry
This is a seminar course for Honours students in Biochemistry and Chemistry, which critically evaluates a wide range of topics from the current literature. Students are expected to deliver seminars on topics outside their thesis areas and to present preliminary thesis results. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Grants, awards & honours

NSERC Discovery Grant (2012-2019)

NSERC Research Tools and Instrumentation Grant (2013, 2015)

CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund Instrumentation Grant (2014)

NBIF-RAI (2014-2015)

NBIF-Talent Recruitment Funding-Professor (2013-2018)