Medical Microbiology

People & Research

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Troy Baldwin, PhD

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the choice between life (positive selection) and death (negative selection) in the thymus.

Amit Bhavsar, PhD

We study how genomic variation affects chemotherapeutic side effects in childhood cancer as well as molecular mechanisms bacteria use to subvert host immune systems.

Debby Burshtyn Debby Burshtyn, PhD

The focus of my research is to understand how killer cell inhibitory receptors function by studying the intracellular events that occur when inhibitory receptors are engaged.

Kim Ellison Kim Ellison, PhD

I am a teaching professional in the department and coordinator of the MMI teaching labs. I teach undergraduate courses in molecular biology, bacteriology and parasitology.

David Evans David Evans, PhD

We use biochemical and molecular-genetic methods to investigate mechanisms of poxvirus recombination and its linkage to replication.

Edan Foley, PhD

We study innate immunity and intestinal inflammation.

Judy Gnarpe, PhD, Faculty Service Officer

I am interested in medical education and have developed Brainspan, a multiplayer asynchronous game generator for creating learning games

Matthias Gotte, PhD (MMI chair)

We study key viral proteins using biochemical and genetic techniques to understand their mechanisms and facilitate knowledge-based drug design.

Bart HazesBart Hazes, PhD

Bioinformatics analysis of protein structures, sequence data (including high throughput sequencing), and phylogeny.

Michael HoughtonMichael Houghton, PhD

Hepatitis C & B vaccinology, virology and immunology. Investigations into the viral etiology of inflammatory disease.

Robert Ingham Robert Ingham, PhD

Lymphocyte signalling; abnormal signalling in lymphoma; virus-host interactions in lymphocytes; protein ubiquitylation.

David Marchant David Marchant, PhD

Respiratory viruses – We investigate the receptor binding and signaling events that occur during respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in the lungs.

Stephen Ogg Stephen Ogg, PhD

I manage the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s Cell Imaging Centre, a core imaging facility and provide microscopy expertise and resources for research staff.

Kevin Kane Kevin Kane, PhD

Regulation of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and natural killer (NK) cell destruction of virally infected cells and cancer cells. Role of class I MHC in these processes.

Hanne Ostergaard, PhD

We study Cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activation in response to antigen stimulation to facilitate knowledge-based manipulation of CTL to enhance protective immunity.

Maya Shmulevitz Maya Shmulevitz, PhD

Research in my laboratory is currently focused on understanding how various viral and cellular proteins impact reovirus replication in cancer cells.

Jim Smiley James Smiley, PhD

Molecular genetics of mammalian nuclear DNA viruses; control of viral and cellular gene expression; cellular antiviral defense mechanisms.

Lorne Tyrrell, MD, PhD

Molecular biology of hepadnaviruses. Animal models for hepatitis B & C. Chemo- and Immunotherapy for chronic hepatitis B & C.

 


Faculty members with a cross-appointment in MMI