• Life Sciences

    Life Sciences

    Encompasses the use of interdisciplinary approaches to study the biology, chemistry and behaviour of life.

Life Sciences

Life Sciences research at McMaster encompasses the use of interdisciplinary approaches to study the biology, chemistry and behaviour of life. These include:

  • understanding the chemical interactions within cells and how these cells interact with each other to form tissues and organ systems
  • investigating the neural and autonomous regulation of our bodily processes
  • integrating our studies with elements of human behaviour and environmental factors that can influence these processes.

Using model organisms and advanced scientific techniques, life sciences research can evaluate the critical pathogenic trends that emerge during our interactions with the environment. We are also better able to appreciate the pathophysiological consequences of disease to attain a more holistic perspective on human health and well-being.


School of Interdisciplinary Science | McMaster University has 8 registered members
Ana Campos
Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science
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Research Interests:
Hydra, Regeneration, Drosophila, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics
Rosa da Silva
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests:
Cell and systems physiology; interdisciplinary and applied curriculum design and integration
Kimberley Dej
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:
nematode biodiversity; authentic lab research and the undergraduate experience; peer-mentorship and undergraduate student engagement; digital storytelling and student learning
Chad Harvey
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:
Foodweb ecology, conservation biology, biostatistics, pedagogical engagement, interdisciplinary curriculum design, research-based education
John Hassell
Professor
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Research Interests:
Discovery and development of compounds and biologicals targeting cancer stem cells.
Ayesha Khan
Associate Director (Curriculum & Pedagogy)
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Research Interests:
Student experience with community-engaged education; impact of institutional policies on student mental health; hormones and behaviour.
Janet Pritchard
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests:
aging, nutrition, protein, sarcopenia, frailty, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, community engagement, service learning, intergenerational learning
Sarah Symons
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:
pedagogy, history of science, history of astronomy, Egyptology, science literacy
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