Lori Burrows

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Lori Burrows is a Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University, and member of the M.G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research. Her research interests include the structure, function, and regulation of type IV pili in the opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and their roles in host and phage interactions, surface-associated twitching motility, and biofilm formation. Other interests include understanding the mechanisms by which sub-inhibitory antibiotics stimulate bacterial biofilm formation and exploitation of the phenotype for new antibiotic discovery, and the role of cell wall metabolism in expression of cell-envelope spanning secretion and motility systems, and resistance to beta lactam antibiotics.

Website: www.burrowslab.ca 

Twitter: @Dr_Lori_Burrows