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 Expert  721975

Expert in Microbial Pathogenesis: Basic Science and Applied Studies

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With seventeen years experience as a Professor of Medical Microbiology, Expert specializes in bacterial exotoxins and adherence to host tissues. He is particularly knowledgeable in pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the enterovirulent group of E. coli, Salmonellae, Shigellae and Campylobacter species.

His most recent accomplishments include the development of potential carbohydrate-based drugs for E. coli O157 and Clostridium difficile, the organism involved in antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Both these drugs are in the advanced phases of clinical trials.

As an expert in gastrointestinal diseases, Expert has been involved in reviewing research grant proposals for national and international agencies and he currently participates on the editorial boards of two peer-review scientific journals. Expert also instructs undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculties of Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science and Science at the Expert's University.


bacterial disease


bacterial toxin




medical microbiology






emerging food pathogen


E. coli




E. coli infection


gastrointestinal disease







Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
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Microbiology: Bacteria, Molds/ Fungi - Identification,...
Food Microbiology, Toxicology, Preservation, and Spoilage;...
Industrial Microbiology & Organic Biochemistry
Food Microbiology/ Rapid Methods

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   Ph.D.   Biochemistry   (Undisclosed University)  
1976   M.Sc.   Biology   Carleton University  
1974   B.Sc.   Biology   Carleton University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to


(Undisclosed University)


Medical Microbiology and Immunology




Expert is responsible for teaching principles of microbial pathogenicity to junior and senior undergraduate university students. He teaches students in the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Medical Laboratory Sciences. He is also responsible for supervising graduate student research projects at the MSc and PhD levels. He supervises the activities of technologists and the day-to-day operations of an advanced medical microbiology basic research laboratory. He performs applied research in the development of novel anti-infective drugs and vaccine preparations. Additionally, Expert is a consultant to the biotechnology industry.

1980 to 1983


University of Calgary


Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Postdoctoral Fellow


As a postdoc, Expert conducted advanced basic research into the structure and function of growth factor receptors. He supervised graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels as an assistant to Dr. M.D. Hollenberg. He also supervised the research projects of senior undergraduate and summer students.

1974 to 1976


Carleton University




Teaching Assistant


He assisted in teaching an advanced biochemistry techniques laboratory under the supervision of Professor H. Yamazaki.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, The Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Society for Microbiology.

Professional Appointments

He has served on the Editorial Board of Infection and Immunity since 1993, is a Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (since 1997), and has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists since 1997. Expert is a member of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Panel and has served for two years on the American Institute for Biological Sciences Military Infectious Diseases Research Program Review Panel. He has also served on the Microbiology and Immunology Grant Review Panel for the Medical Research Council of Canada and is an ad hoc reviewer for the NSERC in Canada, the British Columbia Medical Research Foundation and the NSF in the USA.


Expert was the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Studentship in 1976, a Charles H. Best Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1981 and an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1981.

Canadian and American radio and television have interviewed Expert discussing his work on "Hamburger Disease" (hemorrhagic colitis caused by EHEC, enterohemorrhagic E. coli). His name has appeared in the well-known publications Science and Discover, as well as international newspapers such as The Washington Post, La Presse and The Seattle Times.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored or co-authored 44 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, six invited review articles and four book chapters. He is listed as inventor or co-inventor on 31 patents issued in the USA.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Infectious Diseases  
 - Nature  
 - Infection and Immunity  
 - Biochemistry  
 - Bioconjugate Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has been a consultant for Synsorb Biotech Inc., since 1994. The company specializes in developing and marketing novel treatments for gastrointestinal conditions in humans.
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has received 21 invitations to speak at scientific symposia and guest lectureships. He has spoken at more than 60 conferences about his work.

Other Skills and Services

Expert coordinates the Expert's University, Edmonton, Alberta node of the Canadian Bacterial Disease Network (CBDN), a Canadian-wide consortium of 53 researchers and their laboratory personnel whose work focuses on bacterial disease.


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