There are over 5,000 metabolic reactions shared between microbes and people, and finding the underlying metabolic features that contribute to disease is a serious analytical challenge. To address this, we built the Calgary Metabolomics Research Facility (CMRF), a $4 million facility designed specifically for investigating the metabolism of infectious diseases. This facility includes an integrated microbiology laboratory, engineering suite and mass spectrometry instrumentation. Using this unique resource, we are unraveling the complex interactions pathogens have with people and finding the molecular underpinnings of disease. We are harnessing these unique insights to develop a new generation of rapid diagnostic tools, pioneer new strategies for treating infections and to elucidate the role metabolism has played in the evolution of pathogens.
who we are
Our group includes a mix of students, technicians, and visiting scientists with a common interest in infectious diseases and new diagnostic technology.
Our facility includes an integrated microbiology laboratory, engineering facility and mass spectrometry lab to facilitate research and development of new diagnostic devices.
We have forged partnerships with Alberta Public Laboratories, the Broad Institute, Harvard Public Health, Alberta Health Services and Thermo Fisher Scientific to launch several large-scale projects. Learn more about some of our current ventures including Alberta Precision Exchange and ResistanceDB.