Michael Parkins, MD, MSc, FRCPCMD, M Sc Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine
Areas of Research
Our group performs translational research looking at clinical correlates of disease progression and their relation to organisms grown from CF airways. In particular our areas of study include defining the natural history of pathogen infections, infection control efficacy, identification of transmissible infections, and the role of the microbiome in disease progression.
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The ideal candidate for my group is someone with a particular interest in translational science. We make observations clinically, and look for correlates within the microbiology laboratory. This is truly bench to bedside and back again type work. Students who ultimately intend to achieve a blended clinical and scientific career are best suited.
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