The lab welcomes Carlos, a PhD student that is in Molecular and Cellular Biology program at the University of Guelph. His PhD project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Khursigara and Dr. Anany from the Agriculture Agri-food Canada. For his PhD project, Carlos will be doing research on isolation and characterization of Salmonella phages for their application in food safety and focusing in phage-host molecular interaction.
The Khursigara lab heads to annual Canadian Society of Microbiology (CSM) meeting 2019 in Sherbrooke Quebec! Laura, Mara, Nicole, Madison and Alyssa presented amazing posters on their research while Erin was selected as one of the speakers to present her work on peptidoglycomics. During the awards ceremony, Madison received the ISME-8 student travel award! Congratulations to all! Dr. Cezar Khursigara also presented his welcome for the 70th annual CSM meeting that will take place at the University of Guelph. The lab looks forward to seeing you in Guelph for CSM 2020! Be sure to follow @CSM2020_Guelph on Twitter for updates.
Our first ever Progressive Euchre Tournament was a success! With this being our last fundraising event to raise funds, the lab walks for Cystic Fibrosis Canada on May 26th.
The annual Khursigara lab fundraiser to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada kicks off today! The fundraising starts with our Lotto! Ballots are $10.00.
Stay tuned for our other fundraising initiatives such as our bake sale, ice cream sandwich sale, mother's day flower sale and our first ever progressive euchre tournament!
Welcome Neil and Neethu! Neil and Neethu join the lab this winter as MSC and MBIOTECH students. Neil aims to elucidate the roll of Escherichia coli cell division regulator FtsKN. On the other hand, Neethu will be studying the peptidoglycan composition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa when exposed to various β-lactam antibiotics to understand the mechanism of action of β-lactam antibiotics on the peptidoglycan layer.