David R. Bundle
RU Lemieux Professor of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Associate Chair of Research - Department of Chemistry
BSc University of Nottingham
PhD University of Newcastle
Phone: 780 - 492 - 8808
Professor Bundle received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Nottingham University (UK)and his Ph.D. in Microbiological Chemistry at the University of Newcastle (UK). He spent the first part of his career at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada, where served as Group Leader and later Head of the Immunochmistry Section. He joined the the Department of Chemistry at University of Alberta in 1993, where he founded the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science (now the Alberta Glycomics Centre) and served as its Director from 2002 to 2011. During his tenure, the centre grew to 12 principle investigators and some 90 research scientists, technical staff, and graduate students, and had received over $28 million of funding. Dr Bundle also is co-founder of TheraCarb Inc., a University of Alberta spin-off company.
Professor Bundle is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has received all three major international awards for contributions to carbohydrate chemistry: the Roy L. Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry, from the International Carbohydrate Organization; the American Chemical Society’s 2006 Claude S. Hudson Award; and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2012 Haworth Memorial Lectureship. He has also received the Canadian Society of Chemistry's R.U. Lemieux award for contributions to Organic Chemistry and the Society’s Bernard Belleau award for contributions to medicinal chemistry. Dr Bundle and four other colleagues in the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science were recognized with the 2011 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, Canada’s premier award for interdisciplinary research. He holds an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award and the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation’s award for Outstanding Science Leadership in Alberta.