The Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group (BPRG) is a research and educational group in the Emerging Infectious Disease theme of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. The BPRG is comprised of scientists whose teams work to understand molecular mechanisms of bacterial diseases and develop vaccines or therapeutic targets for disease intervention. The major areas of research focus include pathogen-host interactions, virulence gene regulation, vaccine development, zoonotic diseases, bacterial communication, DNA replication and biofilm formation in chronic infections.
The BPRG provides an excellent training environment for graduate, post-doctoral and undergraduate research. We have well funded laboratories with state of the art equipment. There is a level 3 containment laboratory and a BPRG core lab that provides access to robotic equipment, plate readers, FPLC and other equipment. Additional core facilities are available through the The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation as well as the Faculty of Medicine. The group consists of 10 full and 6 associate members from the Faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Science. There are currently 24 graduate students and 13 post-doctoral fellows. Potential graduate students may apply on-line through:
Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group Chair:
Dr. George Chaconas
Telephone: (403) 220-4572
Fax: (403) 210-7882