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Moira Glerum

Professor, Biology

Research interests: mitochondrial biogenesis and myopathies; microfluidics, assembly of cytochrome oxidase


Professor Moira Glerum obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto in 1990, working under the supervision of Professor Brian Robinson, an expert in inherit metabolic diseases, at The Hospital for Sick Children. Following postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Alexander Tzagoloff at Columbia University in New York City, where she was supported by an MRC postdoctoral fellowship, Glerum took a position as Assistant Professor in Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (1997). Glerum was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2003 and became a Full Professor in the Department of Cell Biology in January 2009. In July 2011, Glerum moved into her present position as a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo.


  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Toronto, 1990
  • BSc, Biochemistry, University of Toronto, 1984

Moira Glerum

    University of Waterloo