Tim Shutt

Dr. Tim Shutt

Pronouns: He/Him


Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine

Primary Member

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics

Joint Member

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

Full Member

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403-220-6114


Office: HSC2233
Lab: HSC2209


Educational Background

B.Sc. Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University, 1999

Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, 2006

Post-Doc with Dr Gerald Shadel, Yale University,

Post-Doc with Dr. Heidi McBride, Ottawa Heart Institute,


Areas of Research


Our research focuses on human mitochondria, essential organelles best known for generating both energy and reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, mitochondria are also key regulators of many other important cellular functions and their dysfunction has been implicated in a broad spectrum of human disorders and aging. Our research interests comprise two key aspects of basic mitochondrial function mitochondrial dynamics and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). In addition, we are studying genetic causes of mitochondrial disease.


Cell Signalling and Structure

Molecular Biology and Disease



Course number Course title Semester
MDGE 629 Molecular Cancer Signal Networks Winter 2020, 2022
MDSC 351 Honours Cellular and Molecular Biology Winter 2024

More Information

Current Research Personnel: 

  • Simran Deo, B.Sc. Honours Student
  • Ayman Mohammed, B.Sc. Honours Student
  • Cole Chute, M.Sc. Graduate Student
  • Amit Jaiswal, Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • Armaan Mohan, Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • Mashiat Zaman, Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • Fatemeh Shahhosseini, Ph.D., Lab Manager/Research Associate
  • Iman Al Khatib, Research Associate
  • Jingti Deng, Research Technician
  • Lisa Mesluk, Administrative Assistant

PhD Students:

Tian Zhao

Iman Al Khatib

Rasha Sabouny

Walaa Almutawaa

Erik Fraunberger

MSc Students:

Laurie Lee-Glover

Post Docs:

Mezbah Uddin

Govinda Sharma

Undergrad Students:

Isabel Rae

Armaan Mohan

Liam Aleksiuk

Rafa Abbas

Rachel Wong

Gurjap Singh

Abdualaziz Aldaihani

Sierra Stingl

Will Howlett

Alon Gilead

Laurie Lee-Glover