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Dr. D. Wade Abbott

Degree(s): PhD (Biochemistry), University of Victoria

Job Title: Research Scientist

Department: Science and Technology Branch

Institution: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
5403-1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta TiJ 4B1

Contact Information

Email: wade.abbott@canada.ca
Work Phone: 403-317-3443
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Personal Website:

Research Profile

Section Affiliation: Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology

Research Interest:

Focused on understanding complex carbohydrate utilization pathways in bacteria that colonize the digestive systems of ruminant and monogastric animals, developing methods to streamline carbohydrate active enzyme discovery, and bioengineering intestinal bacteria for improving animal health and productivity. Toward this end, his group is developing carbohydrate-based innovations for the animal agriculture industry in Canada.

Keywords: Carbohydrate active enzymes, distal gut microbiome, agricultural glycomics, structural biology, genetic engineering