Jeella Acedo

Jeella Acedo

Assistant Professor


PhD Chemistry, University of Alberta

BSc Agricultural Chemistry, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Office: B276F

Phone: 403.440.6363




Dr. Jeella Acedo joined the Department of Chemistry and Physics at MRU in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. She has so far taught courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Her research is on the discovery and characterization of peptide antimicrobials and is federally funded by NSERC through the Discovery Grants Program (2021-2026), along with a Discovery Launch Supplement. Her research group is part of The Antimicrobial Resistance - One Health Consortium, a pan-Alberta collaborative platform focused on antimicrobial use and resistance research, policy, training, outreach, and commercialization.

Prior to coming to MRU, Jeella was an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the research group of Prof. Wilfred van der Donk. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) in 2017 from the University of Alberta, where she was an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Scholar under the supervision of Prof. John Vederas. Before coming to UofA, she worked at the University of the Philippines Los Baños for 3 years as a university chemistry instructor and taught lab courses in organic, analytical, general, and physical chemistry.

Research Opportunities:

Research projects involve interdisciplinary fields (i.e., biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, natural products research, and bioinformatics). Students who are interested in doing research projects should contact Jeella at Applicants must have completed BCEM 2201 (General Biochemistry) and preferably BCEM 3201 (Protein Biochemistry). Please submit a copy of your CV, transcript, and cover letter highlighting your career goals and research interests.

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