Jeff Waller

Associate Professor
Room 205 Gairdner Building
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2011-2013     Assistant Professor (term), Mount Allison University

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

2018-             Associate Professor (tenured), Mount Allison University



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


Fall 2023

BIOC 3031/BIOL 3031 (3.00) Molecular Analyses
This course focuses on experiential analysis and computer modeling of key concepts of the molecular basis of biology, including nucleic acid structure, synthesis, and replication through template-directed polymerizations. The course builds on these key concepts to explore gene structure, expression, and engineering, leading to the wide-ranging applications of molecular biology to biology, medicine, and diagnostics. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory, 6 Hours)

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 2024

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)

BIOC 4031 (3.00) Signal Transduction

This course examines the processes by which cells receive external signals and convert this information into cellular events through ordered sequences of biochemical reactions that may result in changes to cellular metabolism, behaviour, or gene expression. (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Grants, awards & honours

NSERC Discovery Grant (2012-2021)

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)