McMaster University

McMaster University



Lori Burrows, PhD

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Joint Member, Pathology & Molecular Medicine

4H18 Health Sciences Centre
McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 22029

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  • Type IV pilus-based motility
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Biofilm Formation

We study the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a cause of serious infections in hospitalized patients and in people with cystic fibrosis. We are interested in how it attaches to and moves along surfaces using retractable protein filaments called type IV pili and forms antibiotic tolerant biofilms. We use methods ranging from microscopy and molecular biology to structural and chemical biology to understand and perturb these processes.


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