Position: Assistant Professor
Institution: Alberta Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab); Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-investigator
Dr. Matthew Croxen completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Dalhousie University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Croxen worked as a research associate that involved metagenomics of watersheds, and eventually was hired by the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory (BCCDC PHL) as a senior scientist. At the BCCDC PHL he worked on province-wide genomic surveillance of carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs), organisms that can be difficult to treat due to their level of antimicrobial resistance. In 2017, Dr. Croxen accepted a position to lead the public health genomics and bioinformatics program at the Alberta Provincial Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab). He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta. His research interests include genomic diversity of infectious diseases, genomics of antimicrobial resistant organisms, and genomics of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Key Areas of Expertise: Genomics, infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistant organisms, vaccine preventable diseases, public health