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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 19, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Geoff Horsman

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2985   |  lab 2918
Fax: 519-746-0677
Office Location: Science Building, Room N3020J

Academic Background

Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSc, McGill
BSc, BSA, Saskatchewan 


2008-2011 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Ben Shen, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Studied the microbial biosynthesis of enediyne anti-tumour antibiotics.

2002-2008 Ph.D. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) in the laboratory of Prof. Lindsay Eltis, University of British Columbia. Mechanistic enzymology of microbial catabolic enzymes such as carbon-carbon bond hydrolase and non-heme iron dioxygenase.

1999-2001 M.Sc. (Chemistry) in the lab of Romas Kazlauskas at McGill University. Directed evolution and protein engineering of an enantioselective esterase.

1993-1998 B.Sc. (Biochemistry) and B.S.A. (Agricultural Chemistry), University of Saskatchewan. Performed undergraduate research in the laboratory of Prof. Malcolm Devine characterizing the molecular basis for herbicide resistance in plants.