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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
Work Phone: 403-317-3443
Section Affiliation: Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology
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