Dr. Mary Forrest

Associate Professor
Irving K Barber School of Arts and Science
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3333 University Way
Kelowna B.C. Canada V1V 1V7
Tel: 1-250-807-9560
Fax: 1-250-807-8005
Email: mary.forrest@ubc.ca 

Education

Ph.D. Bacterial Gene Regulation, University of British Columbia, 1988
B.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, 1982

Background

MF_microbesI was a professor in Biology at Okanagan University College from 1989 to 2005. I am currently an Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan.  My primary teaching responsibilities are Classical Genetics (Biol 365) Molecular Genetics (Biol 366), and the Biotechnology Laboratory course (BIOL/BIOC 493), however I have taught a variety of other courses as well.  I am also involved in various research projects, which are described under the link below.

I obtained my B. Sc. from the University of Calgary in 1982 in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I then acquired a Ph. D. in the Department of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. The thesis was completed in 1988 and involved the study of regulation of photosynthesis genes in the bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. A year of post-doctoral work was performed in the Department of Medical Microbiology at UBC, which consisted of research on characterising isolates of Giardia duodenalis, a water-borne parasite that causes enteric infections.

Current research interests involve studying the expression of the novel antibiotic asukamycin from Streptomyces nododus. Past projects involved the use of molecular techniques to study brain tumour markers and mycorrhizal species identification. I am always looking for students to work on undergraduate research projects in these areas.  If you are interested, please contact me at mary.forrest@ubc.ca.

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