Dr Jon Stokes

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

Jon Stokes received his BHSc in 2011 and his PhD in antimicrobial chemical biology in 2016, both from McMaster University. From 2017–2021 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, carrying a prestigious Banting Fellowship from 2018–20. Upon completing his postdoc, he established his laboratory back at McMaster in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, in August 2021. The Stokes lab leverages a mindful balance of experimental and computational approaches to discover and design the next generation of life-saving antibiotics with novel structures and functions that expand the capabilities of these medicines beyond the current state of the art.