Position: Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Alberta
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Collaborator
Dr. Daniel Charlebois is an Assistant Professor of Biophysics in the Department of Physics and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental research combines mathematical modeling, machine learning, biophysics, and synthetic biology to study antimicrobial resistance in genetically engineered and pathogenic yeasts. Dr. Charlebois has published articles on antimicrobial resistance in leading journals including Molecular Systems Biology, Nature Communications, and Physical Review Letters. His research program is revealing how non-genetic mechanisms enhance the evolution of antimicrobial resistance and is supported by an NSERC Discovery Grant, the New Frontiers in Research Fund, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Audrey and Randy Lomnes Early Career Endowment Award. This research at the interface of physics and biology is leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance and aims to develop treatments for patients with drug-resistant infections.
Key Areas of Expertise: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioelectromagnetics, Pathogenic Yeast, Physics-Based Mathematical Modeling, Synthetic Gene Networks