Members

  • Karine Auclair
    Karine Auclair

    Dept of Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Expertise:  Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, enzymology, biochemistry

    Interests:  Mechanisms and inhibitors of resistance, new antimicrobials and alternatives such as bacterio-modulators

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Enis BarisEnis Baris

    School of Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Global health and healthcare policy, health system governance and evaluation, strategic and managerial corporate leadership

    Interests:  Economic and public health policy for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and AMR

    Themes:  Diagnostics, Surveillance and Prevention, Therapeutics

  • Marcel Behr
    Marcel Behr

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious disease, microbiology (mycobacteria), molecular epidemiology, genomics, infection pathogenesis, BSL3 lab

    Interests:  Anti-mycobacterial drug discovery, diagnostics

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Therapeutics

  • Albert Berghuis
    Albert Berghuis

    Dept of  Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Structural biology, computational biology, enzymology

    Interests:  Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, drug design, development of next-generation antibiotics

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Ivan Brukner
    Ivan Brukner

    Dept of Clinical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Clinical microbiology, molecular diagnostics, assay development and validation

    Interests:  Nucleic acid based molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases, antibiotic susceptibility tests

    Themes:  Diagnostics

  • Bastien Castagner
    Bastien Castagner

    Dept of Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Drug Discovery, chemical biology, carbohydrate chemistry, microbiome therapeutics

    Interests:  Therapeutics for C. difficile, prebiotics and gut microbiome manipulation for infection prevention

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Matthew Cheng
    Matthew Cheng

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious diseases, medical microbiology, clinical trials, infectious disease diagnostics

    Interests:  Antimicrobial therapeutics clinical trials

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Ana Copaescu
    Ana Copaescu

    Division of Allergy and Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:   Drug and antibiotic allergy, immunology

    Interests:   Drug allergy immune-mediated hypersensitivity reactions with an interest for antimicrobial stewardship

    Themes:  Surveillance

  • Benoit Cousineau
    Benoit Cousineau

    Dept of Microbiology and Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Molecular-biology and genetics of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria

    Interests:  Production of AMP by probiotics and activity against various human pathogens

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Sebastien Faucher
    Sebastien Faucher

    Dept of Natural Resources Sciences (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Bacterial genetics, host-pathogen interactions in Salmonella Typhi, Legionella pneumophila

    Interests:  Bacterial Pathogens in non-clinical environments, novel antimicrobials

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Patricia Fontela
    Patricia Fontela

    Dept of Pediatric (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Critical care medicine, epidemiology, outcomes research, infection control and surveillance

    Interests:  Hospital acquired AMR infection, antibiotic overuse, stewardship, surveillance in hospital setting

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Charles Frenette
    Charles Frenette

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious diseases, Infection Control

    Interests:  Antibiotic stewardship, infection control and hospital-based AMR surveillance

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Dominic Frignon
    Dominic Frigon

    Dept of Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Expertise:  Environmental microbiology, microbiome

    Interests:  Surveillance, diagnostics, modeling of environmental AMR microbiomes, wastewater

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Samantha Gruenheid
    Samantha Gruenheid

    Dept of Microbiology and Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, mouse infection models

    Interests:  Education, undergraduate Tiny Earth project for antimicrobial discovery

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Adam Hart
    Adam Hart

    Dept of Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Orthopedic surgery, prosthetic joint infections, animal infection models

    Interests:  Novel approaches and biomaterials for the prevention of post-operative infections

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Terry HebertTerry E. Hebert

    Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  G-protein coupled receptors and signaling, pharmacology, drug discovery

    Interests:  Cell signaling mechanisms, drug discovery, AMR, science education

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Yves LongtinYves Longtin

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Clinical research, infection prevention and control and transmission dynamics in the healthcare setting.

    Interests:  Research interest in infection prevention and control and AMR.

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Vivian Loo
    Vivian Loo

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious diseases, infection control, epidemiology, C. diff infection

    Interests:  Infection transmission and control

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Xiaonan LuXiaonan Lu

    Dept of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Microbiology, Campylobacter, microbial ecology and physiology, food synthetic biology, biosensor and biophotonic technologies

    Interests:  Food microbiology and safety, innovative technologies for food safety and AMR, AMR evolution, pathogenesis of agri-food and public health pathogens

    Themes:  Diagnostics, Surveillance and Prevention

  • Sara Mahshid
    Sara Mahshid

    Dept of Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Expertise:  Nanotechnology, biosensors, Lab-on-chip

     Interests: Nano-surface fluidic device for phenotypic profiling of antibiotic susceptibility, Point-of-care diagnostic technologies

    Themes:  Diagnostics

  • Nicolas Moitessier
    Nicolas Moitessier

    Dept of Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Expertise: Computational and medicinal chemistry, in silico drug screening and prediction (drug binding and catalyst design)

    Interests:  Antimicrobial drug discovery

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Dr. Dao Nguyen
    Dao Nguyen

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Bacterial genetics, Gram negative, biofilms, Pseudomonas microbiology, pathogenesis and animal infection models, respiratory medicine, translational research

    Interests:  Antibacterial mode-of-action, mechanism of resistance, novel antibacterial, adjuvants and biomaterials

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Therapeutics

  • Joaquin Ortega
    Joaquin Ortega

    Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy

    Interests:  Antibiotic targets and drug discovery, bacterial ribosome biogenesis

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Jesse Papenburg
    Jesse Papenburg

    Dept of Pediatric (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Epidemiology, diagnostics, infectious diseases, respiratory viruses

    Interests:  Infectious disease diagnostics, biomarkers and microbiome

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Jennifer Ronholm
    Jennifer Ronholm

    Dept of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry/Animal Science (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  One Health, food and environmental microbiology, microbiome, microbial genomics

    Interests:  Animal microbiome , AMR transmission, One Health, antibiotic use in agriculture, food safety

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention & Therapeutics

  • Derek Rosenzweig
    Derek Rosenzweig

    Dept of Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Biomaterial and bioprinting, tissue engineering, drug delivery, orthopedic implants

    Interests:  Antibacterial biomaterials

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Martin Schmeing
    Martin Schmeing

    Dept of Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Structural biology and in vitro biochemistry of AMR-relevant enzymes

    Interests:  Non-ribosomal peptide synthesis of antimicrobials, AMR-relevant enzymes

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Makeda Semret
    Makeda Semret

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, antimicrobial stewardship, global health

    Interests:  Local and global antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic use and microbiome, education

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Therapeutics

  • Donald Sheppard
    Donald Sheppard

    Dept of Microbiology and Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Mycology, fungal pathogenesis, biofilms, anti-fungal therapeutics and diagnostics

    Interests:  Novel anti-biofilm therapy, fungal diagnostics

    Themes:  Diagnostics and Therapeutics

  • Ajitha Thanabalasuriar
    Ajitha Thanabalasuriar

    Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Host-pathogen interactions, intra-vital microscopy, innate immunity, biofilms

    Interests:  Novel therapeutics

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Paul Thomassin
    Paul J. Thomassin

    Dept of Agricultural Economics (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Agricultural and environmental economics, macroeconomics of food and agriculture policies, food safety

    Interests:  Economic burden of AMR, in the context of agriculture and food

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention & Therapeutics

  • Nathalie Tufenkji
    Nathalie Tufenkji

    Dept of Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Expertise:  Water resource, particle-surface interactions, natural products, nanotechnology

    Interests:  Antimicrobial natural products and materials, antibiotic potentiators, biofilms

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Karl Weiss
    Karl Weiss

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, infection control, clinical trials, epidemiology

    Interests:  Therapeutic clinical trials, infection control, AMR and stewardship in hospital settings

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Lyle WhyteLyle G. Whyte

    Dept of Natural Resource Sciences (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Polar microbial ecology environmental microbiology and genomics, microbiome,

    Interests:  Bioprospecting of polar bacteria for novel antimicrobials

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Cedric Yansouni
    Cedric Yansouni

    Dept of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) 

    Expertise:  Infectious and tropical diseases, global health, clinical microbiology, diagnostics

    Interests:  Clinical diagnostics, vulnerable and indigenous populations, global health, AMR diagnostics at Summer institute

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Xin Zhao
    Xin Zhao

    Dept of Animal Science (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Environmental and animal health, microbiome, microbiology, host-microbe interactions

    Interests:  AMR transmission, antibiotic use and stewardship in farm animals.  Microbiome, Staph aureus in milk and poultry

    Themes:  Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention & Therapeutics

Associate Members 

  • Stephane Bayen
    Stephane Bayen

    Dept of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

    Expertise:  Analytical chemistry, modeling, ecological & human health risk assessments

    Interests:  Antibiotic contamination in food chain and natural environment

    Themes: Diagnostics & Surveillance and Prevention

  • Andrew Gonzalez
    Andrew Gonzalez

    Dept of Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Expertise:  Ecology, experimental evolution, biodiversity

    Interests:  AMR evolution, experimental evolution under selection with antibiotics in ecologically complex environments

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Dr. Arnold KristofArnold Kristof

    Dept of Experimental Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Host Immunity

    Interests:  Nutrition and Metabolism, Pneumonia, Nosocomial Infections

    Themes: Diagnostics and Therapeutics

  • David LanglaisDavid Langlais

    Dept of Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Functional and single-cell genomics, bioinformatics, genome editing, molecular biology, immunology, inflammation, and infectious diseases

    Interests:  Mechanisms of host defenses against infections, novel therapeutic targets to treat inflammatory diseases and to circumvent antimicrobial resistance

    Themes:  Therapeutics

  • Pai Madhukar
    Madhukar Pai

    Dept of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Epidemiology, TB, global health, diagnostics, implementation

    Interests:  Drug resistant TB, antibiotic use in India

    Themes:  Surveillance and Prevention

  • Jesse Shapiro
    Jesse Shapiro

    Dept of Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Expertise:  Evolutionary biology and genomics, computational and systems biology, pathogen evolution and interactions with microbiome

    Interests:  Evolution of AMR

    Themes:   Surveillance and Prevention

  • Christopher Thibodeaux Department of Chemistry Faculty of Science
    Chris Thibodeaux

    Dept of Chemisty (Faculty of Science)

    Expertise: Structural and chemical biology, enzymology, mass spectrometry

    Interests: Antimicrobial natural products, biofilms, drug discovery

    Themes: Therapeutics

Affiliate members (non-McGill)

  • Brandon Finlay Concordia University


    Brandon Findlay

     

    Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Expertise: Clinical Microbiology, Natural Product Chemistry, Laboratory Evolution, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

    Interests: Factors that determine the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the clinic and the natural environment, and in chemical ecology.

    Themes: Therapeutics

 

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