Position: Assistant Professor (Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Institution: Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Principal Investigator
Dr. Laura Sycuro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and Genomics and Bioinformatics Theme Lead for the International Microbiome Centre. Her MSc/PhD dual-degree training in Epidemiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Washington was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Upon completing her postdoc at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Sycuro focused her independent research program on the microbiome of women and their neonates. Serving as Co-Principal Investigator of the Alberta BLOOM birth cohort initiative, she was recently honoured as a CIHR Early Career Investigator in Maternal Health. In 2018, Dr. Sycuro was also appointed Functional Omics Lead for the IMPACTT Pan-Canadian Microbiome Core. Her work using genetic and genomic approaches to understand how members of the human microbiota cause disease has been published in PLoS Pathogens, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Cell.
Key Areas of Expertise: Intrapartum antimicrobials, maternal microbiome, infant resistome