Andrew Doxey

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Brief Bio

Dr. Andrew Doxey is a bioinformatician and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, where he holds a University Research Chair. He is cross-appointed to the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. The Doxey lab focuses on bioinformatics, microbial genomics, and molecular evolution, and applies computational methods to discover new protein families and functions. Recent work includes the development of the AnnoTree phylogenomics database, and studies on the evolution and diversity of bacterial toxins such as botulinum, diphtheria, and C. difficile toxins. Dr. Doxey is supported by grants from NSERC and MITACS, and is the recipient of the 2018 Thermo Fisher Award for contributions to microbiology.

Additional Roles

Director of the Molecular Biology Core Facility (MBCF) Undergraduate Advisor (Bioinformatics Option) Faculty Advisor for the Undergraduate Engineering (Life Sciences Option) Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports Member of the Advisory Committee on Human Pathogens and Toxins (AC-HPT)

Selected Awards & Distinctions

University Research Chair, 2020 CSM Thermo Fisher Award, 2018 UW SEECRA Award, 2018 Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2017 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2012 Governor General’s Gold Medal, 2010, University of Waterloo

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