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 2024

BIOC 3001 (3.00) Experiential Biochemistry

This course teaches students to plan and conduct a range of current biochemical analyses including spectroscopy, gas analyses, and chromatographic separations and imaging, with particular emphasis on the new opportunities opened through high-throughput computerized data capture applied to both established and new instrumental analyses. In parallel it guides students through the processes of plotting, interpreting, and presenting the meaning of their results. (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 2025

BIOC 1001 (3.00) Introductory Biochemistry
This course introduces current topics and advances in Biochemistry and engages students in the scope and activities of the discipline. It examines the central role of water in biological systems, leading to an introduction of acid-base equilibria, the properties of biological membranes, and the bioenergetics of solutes moving across membranes. It introduces the principles of carbon bonding and electronegativity, leading to coverage of the bioorganic functional groups, whose characteristic properties and reactions combine to create the highly complex biological macromolecule classes of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Tutorial 1.5 Hours)

Grants, awards & honours

NSERC Discovery Grant (2012-2024)

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)