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Dr. Michelle MacDonald


Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

Associate Chair

Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor

Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

biomedical, interdisciplinary
HSC 4H44
+1 905.525.9140 x 22316


As a graduate of McMaster's Biochemistry undergraduate program, Dr. MacDonald remained at McMaster and pursued a Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences Graduate Programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences in the area of Muscle Biochemistry. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on "The regulation of carbohydrate and lactate metabolism in human skeletal muscle." Dr. MacDonald continued with a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Kinesiology where her research focused on "Fatty acid transport proteins in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of lean and obese patients and their role in the development of Type 2 diabetes."

Dr. MacDonald is pleased to have returned to the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences as an Assistant Professor where her interests now lie in undergraduate education and improving teaching and learning in Biochemistry. As the academic advisor in Biochemistry, she also advises undergraduate students on programme and course selection. Though Dr. MacDonald don't have set office hours, she is always happy to meet with students by appointment, and her door is always open.


B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Did you know…

Dr. MacDonald is a faculty member in the Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization (BDC) Program and is also on Mac's Enrolment Management Team.