Dr. Matthew Macauley

BSc – University of British Columbia, 2003.
PhD – Simon Fraser University, 2010.
Postdoctoral Fellow – The Scripps Research Institute, 2010-2014.
Assistant Professor – The Scripps Research Institute, 2014-2017.
Assistant Professor – University of Alberta, 2017-2022
Associate Professor – University of Alberta, 2022-present

Trained as a biochemist, Dr. Macauley carried out his PhD with Professor David Vocadlo, at Simon Frasier University, using chemical biology to tackle roles for glycosylation. This interest was further developed during his Postdoctoral research with Professor James Paulson, at The Scripps Research Institute, where Dr. Macauley developed an expertise in glycoimmunology.

Following two years as an Assistant Professor at The Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Macauley joined in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta in 2017. Dr. Macauley is a tier II Canada Research Chair in Chemical Glycoimmunology and the Raymond U. Lemieux Chair of Carbohydrate Chemistry.

Dr. Macauley is passionate about all things ‘glyco’, including: research, teaching, and mentoring.

Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Dr. Elizabeth Akinluyi

Dr. Kei Takahashi-Yamashiro

Dr. Maju Joe

Dr. Mathieu Decloquement

Graduate Students

Anindita Saha

Arisa Salary Kamangar

Dhanraj Kumawat

Edward Schmidt

John Enterina

Kristin Labasan

Kayla Graham

Mertsia Nadareishvili

Sung-Yao (Sam) Lin

Taylor Gray

Xingyang Qiu

Zeinab Jame Chenarboo


Chris St. Laurent

Fahima Mozaneh

Liany Luna Dulcey

Susmita Sarkar


Madeline Crichton

Partha Kulkarni

Warren Wong



Dr. Kyle Bednar,  Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca
Dr. Dharmendra Raghuwanshi, Research Scientist, Serum Institute
Dr. Abhishek Bhattacherjee, Research Scientist, Jubilant Bioys
Dr. Levon Movsisyan, Research Scientist, Symeres
Dr. Gour Daskhan, Research Scientist, TC Scientific
Dr. Michael Downey, Research Scientist, Sussex Research
Dr. Dimitra Lamprinaki, Research Scientist, Quandram Institute
Dr. Ghazaleh Eskandari-Sedighi, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Irvine

Graduate Students

Mirjam Anhalt (Masters Visiting Student)
Elena Shanina (Masters Visiting Student). PhD student, Max Plank Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Ayk Wadlow (Masters Exchange Visiting Student). PhD student, Freie Universitatat
Santiago Tijaro Bulla (MSc graduate). PhD candidate at University of Toronto
Jeremy Jerasi
Jaesoo Jung (PhD graduate), Post Doctoral Fellow at UCSD
Kelli McCord (PhD graduate), Post Doctoral Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine

Research Assistants

Vivian Aghanya. Graduate Sudent, Public Health, UAlberta.
Hoi Pui (Emily) Chao, Technician at Element Materials Technology
Joana Juan. Nursing School, UC San Francisco
Caleb Loo. Graduate Student, Master’s in Biotechnology, University of Toronto.
Abhishek Dahal. Government of Alberta


Toni Dimaano
Arjun Bains. Medical School Student, Ireland
Bryce Erickson. London Business School Masters
Christopher Huddleston.
Matthew Luzentales-Simpson. Graduate Student, University of British Columbia.
Gaurav Sidhu. Medical School Student, UAlberta
Laura Streith. Graduate Nursing Program, UAlberta.
Summer Smyth, MSc Student, UAlberta
Kennedy Chisholm
Xue-Yan Guo
Tess Garrett
Hannah Veinot

Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Alberta, its buildings, labs, and research stations are primarily located on the traditional territory of Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe nations; lands that are now known as part of Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and homeland of the Métis. The University of Alberta respects the sovereignty, lands, histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations.

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