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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

University of Guelph

Department Pathobiology

Overview The Department of Pathobiology is located in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and provides graduate programs in:

-Veterinary Infectious Diseases including Zoonotic Diseases (bacteriology, parasitology, and virology)
-Veterinary Pathology (anatomic pathology, clinical pathology)
-Comparative Pathology (avian pathology, fish pathology, zoo animal/wildlife pathology, laboratory animal medicine)

The department offers programs of study leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Note: a DVM degree is not needed to enter these programs. The department also offers a Graduate Diploma in Applied Pathology and participates in the inter-departmental Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) program. The DVSc is offered in applied areas of microbiology, immunology, or pathology.

Research Facilities -Many well equipped laboratories for infectious disease and molecular biology research
-Central media preparation and wash up facilities
-Central Research Laboratory with a laser capture microdissection workstation, Roche LightCycler, Leica DMRA2 microscope, DAKO autostainer, Leica CM 3050S cryostat, and 2D gel electrophoresis equipment.
-OMAF isolation facilities for infection studies with large animals immediately adjacent

The department also has strong ties with the nearby OMAFRA Animal Health Laboratory, Health Canada, and the Guelph Food Technology Centre.

List of Faculty Ian K. Barker DVM, MSc, PhD - Wildlife and zoo animal pathology; epidemiology of Lyme disease, gastrointestinal pathology

John R. Barta BSc, PhD - Protozoan parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa

Dorothee Bienzle DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Retroviral pathogenesis; Mechanisms of airway inflammation

Patrick Borlin DVM, MSc - Epidemiology of infectious diseases

Andrew Brooks, BA, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Innate immunity; Respiratory Disease; Mechanisms of infectious disease resistance; Inflammation

Jeff Caswell DVM, DVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Neutrophil chemotaxis; Bacterial pneumonia of cattle and pigs

Robert A. Foster BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl ACVP - Reproductive pathology, surgical pathology

M. Anthony Hayes BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Anatomic Pathology, Toxicological Pathology, Mechanisms of innate resistance to bacterial infection

D. Bruce Hunter DVM, MSc - Avian diseases; nursing disease of mink; pulmonary function in turkeys; circovirus infection in pigeons

Robert M. Jacobs BSc, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Bovine viruses, effect on the immune response; canine hereditary glomerulopathy

John S. Lumsden BSc, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP - Fish health, Innate and muccosal host response, Pathology

Janet I. MacInnes BSc, PhD - Molecular analysis of virulence determinants of bacteria, development of recombinant and live attenuated vaccines

Bonnie A. Mallard BSc, MSc, PhD - Immunogenetic aspects of antibody and cellular mechanisms of host defense with emphasis on breeding commercial livestock for inherent disease resistance

Éva Nagy DVM, PhD, DSc - Veterinary virology, molecular virology of avian viruses, development of recombinant viral vaccines, viral epidemiology, diagnostic tests for viral diseases of animals

Andrew S. Peregrine BVMS(Hons.), PhD, DVM - Epidemiology, impact and control of parasitic infections

John F. Prescott MA, VetMB, PhD - Bacterial disease in animals; Rhodococcus equi pneumonia; clinical bacteriology; effective antimicrobial drug use

Shayan Sharif DVM, PhD - Immunology and genetics of host disease resistance

Patricia E. Shewen BSc, DVM, MSc, PhD - Bacterial diseases, bovine respiratory disease

Dale A. Smith DVM, DVSc - Diseases of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

Patricia V. Turner BSc, MSc, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACLAM - Diseases of laboratory animals; Toxicologic pathology

Darren R. Wood DVM, DVSc - Clinical Pathology and effects of BVDV infection on hematopoietic tissue

Dongwan Yoo DVM, MSc, PhD - Animal virology with emphasis on the molecular basis for viral pathogenesis and host cell-virus interactions

Financial Support Available Students are encouraged to apply for support from national granting agencies such as NSERC and CIHR, provincial sources such as OGS, and for internal scholarships and awards. Students may also be supported by their advisor’s research funds. The minimum recommended level of support is $17,500 for MSc students and $19,500 for PhD.

Admissions and Enquiries Department of Pathobiology
Dr. Janet MacInnes
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Phone: 519-824-4120 x54731
Fax: 519-824-5930
Email: macinnes@uoguelph.ca

Graduate Secretary - Admissions
Donna Kangas

Email: dkangas@uoguelph.ca

Web: http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobio/

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17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3

Tel: (613) 421-7229

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