Composantes de l'hôte, microbiennes et environnementales gouvernant les infections intestinales entérobactériennes.

 

Samantha Gruenheid

Université McGill

 

Domaine : Maladies infectieuses et immunitaires

Programme chercheurs-boursiers - Senior

Concours 2016-2017

Antibiotic resistance is a looming threat that is putting at risk our ability to treat infections. To address this impending crisis, there is a need for concerted action to foster innovation and research towards the development of new treatment options. My research program is focused on intestinal infections caused by bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Shigella, and Salmonella. These bacteria have been identified as being among the biggest drug-resistant threats.

The overarching goal of my research program is to apply interdisciplinary approaches to uncover new insights into what happens at a molecular level during these infections with the aim to open up new avenues to treatment options. My lab seeks to understand both how these bacterial pathogens make us sick, and how our bodies can naturally defend us from these infections.

Furthermore, we are also investigating how certain dietary components can affect our ability to fight off to these diseases.