Kunyan Zhang

Professor

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases

Medicine

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

M.D.

Guangdong Medical College

M.Sc.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.8484

Web presence

Website

Location

Office : HSC2503

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant:
Andrea Ardelean   
Email: andrea.ardelean@ucalgary.ca                                           
Phone: 403.210.6810


Research and teaching

Research Activities

Dr. Zhang research activities have focused on the molecular detection, characterization, evolution, and pathogenicity of multidrug-resistant staphylococci, particularly the re-emerging community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Dr. Zhang is in charge of the Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory, a joint program by Alberta Health Services (AHS)/Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL)/University of Calgary (U of C), and is actively involved in the AHS Antibiotic Resistant Organism Program with a mandate to detect, prevent, and control antibiotic-resistant organisms in the region. He is also a member of the International Working Group on the Classification of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome Elements (IWG-SCC).