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ABOUT CSM  ::  Executive & Council  ::  Executive

2013 - 2014 Executive

The CSM Executive consists of the President, Past President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Meetings Secretary, and Graduate Student Representative.

Daniel Dubreuil

Dr. Daniel Dubreuil

Daniel Dubreuil is Professor in the department of Pathology and Microbiology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Université de Montréal. He is also Adjunct Director of GREMIP, a multidisciplinary research group interested in the pathogenesis of important pig pathogens. The research carried out in his laboratory focuses on Escherichia coli heat-resistant enterotoxins responsible for diarrheal diseases in man and animals. He received his B. Agr. (hons.) in microbiology from the Macdonald College of McGill University, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the department of Microbiology and Immunology of Université de Montréal. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, he then spent a year at Institut Pasteur (Paris) and two years in the department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria (B.C.).

Université de Montréal
Faculté de medicine vétérinaire
3200 rue Sicotte
Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, J2S 7C6

T: (450) 773-8521 ext. 8433  |  F: (450) 778-8108   |   

Nancy Martin

Dr. Nancy Martin
Past President

Nancy Martin is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Queen’s University. She is also a member of the GastroIntestinal Diseases and Protein Function Discovery Research Groups at Queen’s. Her research group focuses on understanding how bacteria use histidine and serine/threonine kinases to sense and respond to changes in the environment surrounding the cell. The lab uses Salmonella and Citrobacter as model organisms. Nancy received a BSc. (Zoology) and MSc. (Microbiology) from the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. She held a postdoctoral position in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School and then, following a brief time at the University of Calgary, joined the faculty at Queen’s.

Queen's University
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Rm 740 Botterell Hall
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology Program
Gastrointestinal Diseases & Protein Function Discovery Research Groups
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

T: 613 533 2460  |  F: 613 533 6796   |   

Charles Dozois

Dr. Charles Dozois
1st Vice-President

Charles M. Dozois, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier one of the four research centres of Institut national de recherche scientifique (lNRS), which is part of the Université du Québec network. Dr. Dozois holds a Canada Research Chair in Infectious Bacterial Diseases. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the Université de Montréal, and conducted post-doctoral research in veterinary immunology at the Institut National de recherche Agronomique (INRA), Toulouse, France, and in bacterial genetics and pathogenesis at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA. His research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis with interests in pathogenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella and food and water-borne infections. His research has focused on the importance of bacterial gene regulation during extra-intestinal infections of importance to both human and animal health. He has contributed to further understanding the importance of bacterial metal transport systems (iron, manganese and zinc), and bacterial adherence for virulence of pathogenic E. coli, and molecular epidemiology and clonal diversity of pathogenic E. coli strains. His current research interests include development of alternative strategies to the use of antibiotics for controlling bacteria of importance to animal health, food safety and zoonotic infections. Dr. Dozois has received fellowships from INRA (government of France), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and was the recipient of the Fisher Award from the Canadian Society for Microbiologists.

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Director and Associate Professor
531 boul. des Prairies
Laval, Québec, H7V 1B7

T: (450) 687-5010 x.4221  |  F: (450) 686-5566  |   

Christine  Szymanski

Dr. Christine Szymanski
2nd Vice President

Christine Szymanski is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. She is also a Subgroup Leader and Steering Committee member for the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, a Principal Investigator in the Alberta Glycomics Centre, and an Alberta Innovates Strategic Chair in Bacterial Glycomics.

Her laboratory uses multidisciplinary approaches to characterize pathways responsible for generating bacterial glycoconjugates, and exploist bacteriophage recognition proteins that bind to these structures for the development of novel platforms in agricultural and food safety applications. These studies are now expanding to the analyses of carbohydrate metabolism by the gut microbiome, immune recognition of bacterial carbohydrates, and development of glycoconjugate vaccines against other bacterial pathogens, viruses and fungi.

Christine graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg followed by a PhD from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. Her postdoctoral studies were conducted at the Naval Medical Research Center in Maryland before she joined the National Research Council in Ottawa as a Research Scientist. Christine became a faculty member at the University of Alberta in 2008.

University of Alberta
Alberta Innovates Scholar
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Cross-appointee, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Principal Investigator, Alberta Glycomics Centre

6-061 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9

T: (780) 248-1234  |  F: (780) 492-9234  |   

Ayush Kumar

Dr. Ayush Kumar

Ayush Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. His research interest include understanding the molecular mechanisms of multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacterial species, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He received his BSc and MSc in Microbiology from Awadh University, UP, India, and PhD from the Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. He completed his post-doctoral work from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, USA working at the Rocky Mountain-Regional Centers of Excellence. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, he joined was an Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology from 2007-2013.

University of Manitoba
Department of Microbiolgy
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

T: 204-474-8286  |  F: 204-474-7603  |   

Russell Hynes

Dr. Russell Hynes
Meetings Secretary

Russ Hynes is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre and an adjunct professor in the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan. His research includes microbial screening, selection, formulation development and delivery of biopesticides with the objective of expanding biocontrol practices for managing agricultural pests in Canada. Born in Montréal, he received his BSc, MSc. and PhD in microbiology from the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. Before joining AAFC Russ was a Research Associate at the Plant Biotechnology Institute, National Research Council, O.E.C.D research fellow at Bristol University and a Senior Research Scientist with Agriculture Biologicals (ESSO, Agrium Inc.) developing microbial inoculants for the legume producers in Western Canada and the U.S.A.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Department. of Bioprocesses and Bioproducts
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2

T: (306) 385-9452  |  F: (306) 956-7247  |   

Josie Libertucci

Ms. Josie Libertucci
Graduate Student Representative

Josie Libertucci is a PhD student at McMaster University in the department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Surette. Her research is focused on examining fecal biotherapy as a means to treat ulcerative colitis. Born in Toronto, she received her BSc from York University (Biology) before moving to the University of Calgary where she received her MSc in Microbiology. She joined McMaster University in May of 2013 and has been the Graduate Student Representative since 2011.

McMaster University
PhD Student - Surette Laboratory
Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
1280 Main Street
Hamilton ON, L8S 4K1

T: (905) 525 - 9140 ex. 21905  |   

Wafaa Antonious

Mrs. Wafaa Antonious

Canadian Society of Microbiologists
17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3

T: (613) 421-7229  |  F: (613) 421-9811  |   

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CSM-SCM Secretariat
17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3

Tel: (613) 421-7229
Fax: (613) 421-9811

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