Funding announcement! We're starting a new collaborative project with Drs. Josh Kurek and Dave Lieske on the ecotoxicity of microplastics in the Saint John River watershed.

We've moved (but not far)!!! Check out our new lab under the facilities menu at the top of the page

"Taurine tunes cuttlefish cardiac output" by William Joyce

Outside JEB feature on some of our cephalopod work

CFI funding announcement for Nanotoxicology Research Facility

Argosy article on CFI funding (by Keegan Smith)

Canadian Chemical News coverage of research in the lab and around Canada

Comparative Biochemistry and Toxicology

MacCormack Laboratory

Animal biochemistry, physiology, and toxicology research

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mount Allison University

The MacCormack Laboratory is based out of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. The laboratory uses a variety of physiological and biochemical techniques to study how animals adapt to environmental stressors like hypoxia, extreme temperatures, and anthropogenic pollutants.

Our team of researchers is made up of highly qualified undergraduate and M.Sc. research students under the supervision of Dr. Tyson MacCormack.  Our studies focus mainly on freshwater fish but also use invertebrate models such as Daphnia magna and Sepia officinalis when appropriate.

Research in the MacCormack Laboratory is supported by Mount Allison University, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.