Asst. Prof. Jennifer Geddes McAlister
Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister started her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph in July 2018. She is an expert in mass spectrometry-based proteomics following a Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Germany). Her research program aims to define the relationship between host and pathogen during infection to uncover new strategies for overcoming resistance in both medically- and agriculturally-relevant diseases. Dr. Geddes-McAlister is the elected Vice President, Communications and Board member for the Canadian National Proteomics Network (CNPN), co-Founder of the Canadian Proteomics and Artificial Intelligence Research and Training Consortium (CanProAI), and the elected Western Hemisphere Diversity Candidate for the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). She recently founded ‘Moms in Proteomics’, an initiative dedicated to mentoring and supporting mothers in STEM and foudnded the CNPN Unity initiative to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in proteomics research and training across Canada.