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David R. Rose

Professor, Biology

Research interests: bioinformatics, systematics, evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology


David Rose carries out research in structural glycobiology with particular interest in enzymes associated with human health and disease. Recent work focuses on enzymes that take part in processing major components of the human diet.


  • 1981 PhD Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford
  • 1977 BA Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania

David R. Rose

University of Waterloo