Justin MacDonald

Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Associate Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

PhD

Carleton University

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.8433

Web presence

Website

Location

Office : HRIC GAA20

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant:
Lucia Wang     
Email: wangl@ucalgary.ca           
Phone: 403.220.8389


Research and teaching

Research Activities

The primary focus of my research program is the investigation of smooth muscle biology in health and disease. We employ a wide range of approaches from contractile studies of vascular smooth muscle tissues to high-resolution protein structure determination and drug discovery initiatives. Translational success in this research endeavor requires investigation of the molecular basis of smooth muscle function, identification of abnormalities (dysfunctional signaling pathways) leading to contractile pathologies, and development of strategies to reverse abnormalities.


Publications

PubMed


Awards

  • 2019   University of Calgary BMB Department Schultz Award for General Excellence
  • 2014   European Commission – Marie Curie International Fellow