Michelle MacDonald, PhD

Michelle MacDonald, PhD


Associate Professor – Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program

Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

4H44 Health Sciences Centre
McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 22316



As a graduate of McMaster’s Biochemistry undergraduate program, I 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. My Ph.D. thesis focused on “The regulation of carbohydrate and lactate metabolism in human skeletal muscle”. I continued with a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Kinesiology where my 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”.

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