Rebecca Shapiro | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Rebecca Shapiro

Portrait of Rebecca Shapiro

Email: 
shapiror@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

I run a dynamic research program that tackles important biological questions, using cutting-edge molecular tools and technologies.

Program

About my research…

We are interested in studying microbial fungal pathogens that cause a range of disease across humans and plants. We are developing and employing CRISPR-based functional genomic technologies to allow us to better understand the biology and pathogenesis of these organisms.

How my Research Improves Life…

My research program focuses on fungal pathogens, which are emerging as a critical threat to human health, especially amongst elderly and immunocompromised individuals. Fungal infections are notoriously difficult to treat, with few antifungal drugs, and high rates of antifungal drug resistance. My research aims to identify new fungal cell factors that may serve as targets for antifungal treatment.

Why you should choose Guelph…

I run a dynamic research program that tackles important biological questions, using cutting-edge molecular tools and technologies.