1361. NTM Genomes and What Has Been Learned from Them
Session: Symposium: From Pathogenesis to Clinical Aspects of Infections Caused by Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 5:15 PM
Room: 205ABC

Marcel Behr, MD, MSc, FRCPC, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada

Dr. Marcel Behr is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University, where he is the co-leader of the Infection and Immunity Axis of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. His training comprised of a BSc (biochemistry) from the University of Toronto, an MD from Queen’s University, Residency training in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology from McGill, an MSc (epidemiology) from McGill and a post-doc in molecular epidemiology at Stanford. Dr. Behr’s work is funded by operating grants from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the National Sanitarium Association. Dr. Behr is a Chercheur-Boursier Senior of the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and a William Dawson Scholar at McGill; he was elected in 2010 as a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. His research interest is the application of bacterial genetics to study the epidemiology and pathogenesis of mycobacterial diseases, specifically, M. tuberculosis, the cause of TB, and M. avium paratuberculosis, the cause of paratuberculosis.

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