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Mike Surette, McMaster University, Canada

Mike Surette

Dr. Surette obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario. His post-graduate research at Princeton University was on bacterial chemotaxis followed by a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Calgary, Dr. Surette is currently Professor and Canada Research Chair Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research at McMaster University. He is also co-director of the McMaster Genomics Facility. His research is addresses polymicrobial infections and bacterial pathogenesis, the human microbiome in health and disease, and culturing the microbiome. Specific projects are focused on cystic fibrosis, asthma, pneumonia, sepsis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and fecal biotherapy. His lab is currently supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Foundation of Innovation.

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