2012 - 2013 Executive
The CSM Executive consists of the President, Past President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Meetings Secretary, and Graduate Student Representative.
Dr. Nancy Martin
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.
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
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
T: 613 533 2460 | F: 613 533 6796 |
Dr. Ivan Oresnik
Ivan Oresnik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba. The research carried out in his lab focuses on the molecular microbiology of plant-microbe interactions focusing on the Rhizobium/legume symbiosis. He received his BSc as well as his MSc from McMaster University, and his PhD from Queen’s University. Following two post doctoral positions at the University of Calgary, he joined the University of Manitoba in 2000 as an Assistant Professor.
University of Manitoba
Department of Microbiology
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
T: (204) 474-7587 | F: (204) 474-7603 |
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 |
Dr. Charles Dozois
2nd 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.
Director and Associate Professor
531 boul. des Prairies
Laval, Québec, H7V 1B7
T: (450) 687-5010 x.4221 | F: (450) 686-5566 |
Dr. Ayush Kumar
Ayush Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, ON. 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. He joined UOIT as an Assistant Professor in 2007.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4
T: (905) 721-8668 x2173 | F: (905) 721-3179 |
Dr. Russell Hynes
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) 956-7638 | F: (306) 956-7247 |
Ms. Josie Libertucci
Graduate Student Representative
Josie Libertucci is a graduate student at the University of Calgary. She is completing her Master’s degree in Bacterial Pathogenesis under the supervision of Dr. Doug Storey. Josie’s project is focused on examining the characteristic bacterial transition from Staphylococcus aureus to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, seen in bacterial lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. Josie received an Honours Bachelors degree in Biology from York University in Toronto, before joining the Storey lab in September 2010.
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Biological Science Building rm 196
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
T: 403-220-3574 |
Mrs. Wafaa Antonious
Canadian Society of Microbiologists
17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3
T: (613) 421-7229 | F: (613) 421-9811 |