UofA introduction of Dr. Macauley

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Super sleuth sweet tooth

Chemical biologist uses sugars in the body to unlock biological questions.
Jennifer Pascoe – 02 November 2017

Abstract

“My research is at the interface of chemistry and immunology, which is a bit unusual,” said Macauley, who obtained his PhD in the chemistry department at Simon Fraser University. “Research at the interface of chemistry and biology is described as chemical biology,” said Macauley, who was also quick to point out that the boundaries between the two disciplines are blurring more and more these days. “It is questions about the roles of carbohydrates in controlling immune responses that motivate me. Being able to tackle these challenging questions with chemical, biochemical, and genetic approaches is powerful.”

Territorial Acknowledgement

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