Myron R. Szewczuk, Ph.D

Myron R. Szewczuk
  • Professor
  • Botterell Hall, Room 828
  • Kingston
  • Canada
  • K7L3N6
  • Telephone: 613-533-2457
  • E-Mail: szewczuk@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) 1971 - University of Guelph; Physical chemistry

  • MSc 1972 - University of Guelph; Biochemistry and thermodynmics of protein-protein interactions. Supervisor - Dr. Rattray

  • PhD  1974- University of Windsor; Biology and immunochemistry. Supervisor - Dr. T.K. Mukkur

  • Killiam Post-doctoral Research Scholar - Cornell University Medical College, New York City, U.S.A. Cellular immunology, with Dr. Greg Siskind (01/1975 - 05/1977).

  • NIH Post-doctoral Research Scholar - Cornell University Medical College, New York City, U.S.A. Cellular immunology, with Dr. Greg Siskind (05/1977 - 06/1978).

  • Research Associate - Cornell University Medical College, New York City, U.S.A. Aging of the immune system, with Drs. Greg Siskind and Marc Weksler (09/1975 - 06/1978).

Research interests:

1.)  Alternate therapeutic treatment of cancer.
2.)  The role of glycosylation in the activation of neurotrophin Trk, EGFR, insulin and TOLL-like receptors.
3.)  Molecular basis of Neu1 sialidase underlying TOLL-like receptor activation in pathophysiology of infections and inflammation.
4.)  N-Acylated Hexosamines as Nutraceuticals: From Shellfish to Algae to Mammalian Bone and Joint Health.
5.) 
 Trypanosome trans-sialidase for neuronal differentiation and neuroprotection from apoptosis

Last Modified: 2016-11-18