Fernando Altamura

Fernando Altamura

Faculty Lecturer (Freshman Program)

T: 514-398-7783  |  fernando.altamura [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-023

Degrees

D.M. Université de Montréal, Canada
M.Sc. McGill University, Canada
M.M. Yale University, USA
B.Sc. (AgEnvSc), McGill University, Canada
B.M. & M.M. Rotterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, The Netherlands
B.A. Conservatorio Piccinni, Italy

Short Bio

Fernando Altamura’s diverse background features a true mosaic of scientific and artistic facets. His love for the arts motivated him to pursue studies in classical music, culminating in a master and doctorate from Yale University and Université de Montréal, respectively.

Dr. Altamura pursued his scientific studies at McGill University in both the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, specializing in life sciences, and in the Faculty of Medicine, where he conducted graduate research in the field of pharmacology and therapeutics of infectious diseases. More specifically, his research applied biochemical and genetic technologies to develop new therapeutic strategies to fight bacterial infections (C. difficile), and parasitic diseases (trypanosomiasis).

Dr. Altamura joins the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University in 2020, where he serves as Faculty Lecturer in the Freshman Program.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Doctoral Program – NSERC (2020)

  • Bourse de Doctorat – FRQNT (2020)

  • CSPC Scholarship – Canadian Glycomics Network (2019)

  • Graduate Excellence Award – McGill (2019)

  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada, Graduate Scholarship – NSERC (2017)

  • Dean's Honors List – McGill (2017)

  • Tomlinson Award – McGill (2017)

  • Bieler Internship Award – McGill (2016)

  • Robert S. Broughton Internship – McGill (2016)

  • E. Parisot Award – Yale (2010)

  • Nuffic Huygens Scholarship – Dutch Government (2007)

Research Interests

  1. Target-based drug discovery of infectious diseases.
  2. Modulation of host-microbiota interaction as a therapeutic strategy.
  3. Innovation in STEM teaching with special focus on mathematics and science communication.

Courses

AEMA 101 Calculus 1 3 Credits
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AEMA 102 Calculus 2 4 Credits
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AEMA 105 Precalculus Lab 1 Credits
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AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus 3 Credits
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AEBI 120 General Biology 3 Credits
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AEBI 122 Cell Biology 3 Credits
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LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology 3 Credits
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ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses 3 Credits
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ANSC 600 Adv Eukaryotic Cells & Viruses 3 Credits
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Publications

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