Department of Biochemistry                


mobile DNA and genome editing


Our laboratory studies mobile genetic elements and applied areas such as designing artificial nucleases for genome engineering.

Current research focuses are:

  1. engineering and use of homing endonucleases for genome editing applications

  2. consequences of mobile DNA activity on genome structure and function


Latest news:

One foot in the CIHR life boat!!! Awarded one-year bridge grant.

  1. New publication by Alexander Roy on changing I-TevI specificity (2016)

  2. NSERC ENGAGE grant with Bogumil Karas (Designer Microbes) to engineer algae genomes (2105)

  3. Tom McMurrough awarded Sanwal Graduate Performance Award (2014)

last modified: July 2016

Latest publications

MegaTevs: single chain dual nucleases