Office: Biology B1-166A
Phone: 519-888-4567 x33889
Lab Phone: 519-888-4567 x30359

Andrew C. Doxey, Ph.D.

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

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

Briallen Lobb
Postdoctoral fellow

Mike Lynch, PhD
Research Associate (GWF-eDNA team)

Sura Ali, MSc
PhD Student and Lab Manager

Benjamin Jenkins
PhD candidate

Jennifer Aguiar
PhD candidate

Xin Wei
PhD student

Vanessa Poletto Borges
PhD student (co-supervised w K Muller)

Harold Hodgins
MSc student

Jessica Luc
MSc student

Manjot Hunjan
MSc student

Emma Collington
MSc student (co-supervised w Moira Glerum)

Saeer Adeel
MSc student (co-supervised w Barb Moffatt)

Han Chen

Zijing (Alex) Wu
Bioinformatics Software Developer

William Zhen
Bioinformatics Software Developer, co-op

Name Position Current Position
Michael Mansfield PhD, 2015-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, OIST
Benjamin Tremblay Bioinformatics developer PhD student, OIST
Lee Bergstrand MSc, 2017-2020 CEO/Founder of Amplytica
Kerrin Mendler MSc, 2017-209 Bioinformatics Data Engineer, AstraZeneca
Jeremy Adams MSc, 2013-2015 Software Developer, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Hina Bandukwala MSc, 2015-2017 Bioinformatics Analyst & Research Technician, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Daniel KurtzURA, 2013-2014Surgical Medical Resident
Phuong NguyenMSc, 2014-2017Tech. Startup
Pavel Petrenko URA, 2013-2014 Software Engineer, Google
Paul ReginatoNSERC USRA and OGI Summer Fellow, 2013-2014PhD student at Harvard/MIT
Daniel RichardURA, 2016-2017PhD student at Harvard