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Patrick Boerlin

Associate Professor   |   DVM, Dr. Med. Vet., MSc. Guelph


Patrick Boerlin has been working on the molecular epidemiology of bacterial and fungal pathogens of animals and zoonotic agents since more than two decades. His current area of research is mainly on antimicrobial resistance, in particular in Enterobacteriaceae but his work has included such pathogens as Salmonella enterica, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, enterotoxigenic E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Borrelia burgdorferi, Leptospira interrogans, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Beside his research and teaching activities, he has been head for several years of a veterinary bacteriology diagnostic laboratory as well as of nationanl reference laboratories for enteric bacteria and for anthrax and other special pathogens at the University of Bern Switzerland.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases with a strong emphasis on molecular epidemiology and evolution of infectious agents. My main actual activities are dedicated to the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in commensal and pathogenic bacteria from animals.

Graduate Students

Pauline Zhang, MSc.

Ashley Cormier, PhD.

Iman Mehdizadeh Gohari, PhD.

Gurleen Taggar, MSc.

Jonathan Moffat, MSc.

Selected Publications

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