Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology

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About our Facility

The McMaster University Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology is an open access facility associated with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.  The facility features six integrated labs that provide research support, hands-on training, and services in chemistry and biology.  The CMCB offers easy access to state-of-the-art equipment that is well-maintained by our expert staff.  Users have access to all equipment and are trained to be independent operators.  Alternatively, CMCB staff members are available to assist with designing and completing individual experiments and projects for researchers. The CMCB is available for use by both academic and industrial clients.

Overview of Services

The CMCB features six core labs that enable chemical biology research to be conducted in one central location.  We provide the capabilities necessary for:

  • Cell growth and lysis
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Enzyme kinetics and assay development
  • Biomolecular interactions
  • Real time PCR
  • Small molecule high throughput screening
  • Mass spectrometry and NMR
  • Natural product extract fractionation
  • Data analysis



Dr. Gerry Wright
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Director of Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Diseases
CMCB Director
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26636
Email: wrightge@mcmaster.ca

Core Staff


Nikki Henriquez Mass Spectromety Technician 905-525-9140 ext. 22787 henriqn@mcmaster.ca  MDCL-2316
Susan McCusker Protein and HTS Lab Technician 905-525-9140 ext. 22787 smccus@mcmaster.ca MDCL-2316
Cecilia Murphy HTS Lab Technician 905-525-9140 ext. 22787 htstech@mcmaster.ca MDCL-2316
Fazmin Nizam IT/Informatics 905-525-9140 ext. 22787 fazmin@mcmaster.ca MDCL-2316
Dr. Tracey Campbell Research Manager 905-525-9140 ext. 22279 campbtl@mcmaster.ca MDCL-2325
Rebecca Dunn Administrative Assistant 905-525-9140 ext. 22664 dunnr2@mcmaster.ca MDCL-2301

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Open 24-7
Hours Staffed 9am-5pm M-F


1200 Main Street West MDCL-2330
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

Links and Resources

  1.   http://cmcb.mcmasteriidr.ca/


Name Role Phone Email Location
Christina Girardi
Administrative Assistant - Facilities
905-525-9140 ext. 22664