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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

University of Saskatchewan


Department Department of Veterinary Microbiology


Overview

The Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine offers graduate studies programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees. The department currently has seven faculty members who teach undergraduate and graduate courses, have active research programs and have varying levels of other assigned academic duties. Our departmental faculty are recognized both nationally and internationally for their expertise in bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, virology, and molecular biology.




List of Faculty Chaban, Bonnie
Detection and characterization of Campylobacter in companion animals.
Chirino-Trejo, Manuel
Diagnostic veterinary bacteriology/mycology in domestic and wild animals as well as monitoring of antimicrobial drug resistance in pathogenic bacteria of domestic animals.
Ellis, John
Canine infectious tracheobronchitis; particularly immunity to Bordetella bronchiseptica. Neonatal immunization of calves; particularly early immunization for bovine respiratory syncytial virus. Porcine circo and torqueteno viruses; pathogenesis and vaccine development.
Gerdts, Volker
Development of neonatal vaccines; innate immunity at the respiratory surfaces (antimicrobial peptides); basic mechanisms of intestinal immunity; lymphocyte trafficking; mucosal immunology; chemokines; enteric infections; and knowledge transfer of basic research into applied clinical research and producers.
Gordon, John
Immunology and immunopathology, particularly examining allergic disease and inflammation.
Griebel, Philip
Immunology and viral pathogenesis.
Haines, Deborah
The study of the occurrence and prevention of failure of passive transfer of maternal antibody in cattle; immunohistochemical and rapid methods for diagnosis of immunodeficiencies, immune-mediated diseases, tumors and infectious diseases.
Hill, Janet
Microbial ecology, livestock and human disease, phylogenetics and taxonomy, molecular diagnostics and development of cpnDB, a chaperonin sequence database.
Jenkins, Emily
Public health and food safety including involvement in studies looking at the circulation of diseases between dogs, wildlife and people in the North.
Koester, Wolfgang
Various aspects of food and water safety, virulence mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria and host-pathogen interactions.
Lui, Qiang
Elucidating molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. Special research areas are human hepatitis viruses (such as hepatitis C virus) and porcine circoviruses.
Misra, Vikram

Mutwiri, George
Perez-Casal, Jose
Polley, Lydden
Ecology of parasites of domestic animals, wildlife and people in Canada.
Potter, Andrew
Application of genomics to the animal health field. Dr. Potter's work also focuses on forging links between the animal and human infectious disease research communities to ensure that technologies common to both fields can be leveraged to their greatest benefit.
Tabel, Henry
Role of cytokines in immunity and the immunopathogenesis of experimental infections with the hemoprotozoa Trypanosoma congolense and T. brucei - the causes of African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).
Tikoo, Suresh
Adenovirus biology and development of adenovirus vectored vaccines.
van den Hurk, Sylvia
Optimizing the efficacy of DNA vaccines, and investigations of bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and hepatitis C virus.
Zhou, Yan
Molecular biology, pathogenesis and vaccine development of influenza virus.


Admissions and Enquiries Patricia Thompson
Graduate Secretary
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5B4

Phone: (306) 966-7210
Fax: (306) 966-7244
Email: Pat.Thompson@usask.ca

Web: http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/departments/microbiology/


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