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Joel T. Weadge graduated with his B.Sc. from the University of Guelph in 2000 and then went on to do his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the same institution under the tutelage of Professor Anthony Clarke. Following completion of his Ph.D. in 2006, Dr. Weadge then undertook a research fellowship appointment (2007-2008) with Dr. Monica Palcic in the enzymology research group at Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark. He then joined Dr. Lynne Howell’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow (2008-2011) in the Molecular Structure and Function program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2011, he took a position as Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Weadge’s diverse research experiences in the structure-function characterization of carbohydrate esterases, acetyltransferases, glycosyltransferases and protein export apparati from a variety of carbohydrate systems (peptidoglycan, alginate, blood group antigens) form the basis for his group’s current research interests on cellulose, an exopolysaccharide found in bacterial biofilms.

  1. Gilbert HJ, Stålbrand H, and Brumer H. (2008) How the walls come crumbling down: recent structural biochemistry of plant polysaccharide degradation. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 11, 338-48. DOI:10.1016/j.pbi.2008.03.004 | PubMed ID:18430603 | HubMed [Gilbert2008]