Kunyan Zhang, MD, MSc, PhD

MD Guangdong Medical College/China
M Sc in Medical Parasitology London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London/UK
PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Johns Hopkins University/USA

Kunyan Zhang

Areas of Research

Molecular Evolution, Molecular Epidemiology, Virulence and Pathogenesis of MRSA
My primary area of interest is antimicrobial resistance. My current research activities focus on the molecular detection, characterization and pathogenicity of multidrug-resistance staphylococci, covering Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) including hospital-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and the re-emerging community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). I am in charge of the Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory [a joint program by Alberta Health Services (AHS)/Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS)/University of Calgary (U of C)], and actively involved in AHS Antibiotic Resistant Organism (ARO) Program with a mandate to detect, prevent and control AROs in the region.

Supervising degrees

Medical Science Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Microbiology and Infectious Disease Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Medical Science Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Microbiology and Infectious Disease Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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