The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. David Speert would like to congratulate Allison who successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Pathogen-Induced Inflammation in Immunocompromised Conditions". Allison is currently persuing a medical degree at the University of Calgary.
Congratulations to Mark from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Erin Gaynor. Mark defended his thesis titlted "Campylobacter jejuni metabolism in Survival and Host Cell Interactions". Marc is continuing his academic career by taking a Pharmacology degree.
Congratulations to Dr. Bob Hancock, whose Tier 1 CRC in “New Anti-infective Strategies” has been renewed for another 7-year term. Dr. Hancock and his team are working to develop alternative drugs and methods to fight life-threatening superbugs that exhibit antibiotic resistance.
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Eltis, who has been named a Tier 1 CRC in "Microbial Catabolism and Biocatalysis". Lindsay's research aims to increase our understanding bacterial pathways and enzymes involved in the catabolism of aromatic compounds and steroids. His research is contributing to the development of powerful new biocatalysts to transform biomass as well as to the development of novel therapeutics for tuberculosis.
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