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Teaching: Fall 2020 courses will proceed remotely!

  • Courses will be delivered via Zoom, myCourses, take-home kits, and other demonstrated interactive platforms
  • Course delivery will implement modern, evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies
  • This is a chance for students to shape their own education, and shape the future of science education at McGill

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Karine Auclair


B.Sc. Chemistry (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry (University of Alberta, Prof. John C. Vederas)
PDF Pharmaceutical Chemistry (University of California, San Francisco, Prof. Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, McGill University 2002-2008
Associate Professor of Chemistry, McGill University since 2009
Full Professor of Chemistry, McGill University, since 2016
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Antimicrobials and Green Enzymes, since 2019

Contact Information

Office: Otto Maass 422
Phone: (514)398-2822
Email: Karine.Auclair [at] McGill.CA
Lab: Otto Maass 200
Lab Phone: (514)398-6229
Web Page:

Research Themes

  • Chemical
  • Biology  Synthesis/Catalysis

Research Description

Our research takes advantage of chemical tools to study and manipulate biological systems. We are especially interested in antibiotic resistance and green chemistry. For example we look for new molecules to treat infections, we study allostery in P450 enzymes, develop biocatalytic methods using new strategies such as bioconjugation or mechanoenzymology in the absence of bulk water.

Currently Teaching

CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 234 Topics in Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 332 Biological Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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