Position: Bioinformatician (APL), Clinical Assistant Professor (CSM), Adjunct Assistant Professor (VM)
Institution: Alberta Precision Laboratories; Cummings School of Medicine - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Department of Ecosystems and Public Health
AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-Investigator
Dr. Tarah Lynch completed her PhD in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary focusing on host-pathogen interactions of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the gut. In 2008 she continued her training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vector-Borne Diseases Branch at Fort Collins, Colorado, USA in the CCID/ASM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. At the CDC, she developed cell culture and molecular assays for Bartonella species and began using whole genome sequencing methods for characterization. She completed a second postdoctoral fellowship through the NSERC Visiting Fellows Program at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where her work focused on antimicrobial resistance of Clostridium difficile and larger scale microbial genomics projects. Dr. Lynch now works at Alberta Precision Laboratories as a Bioinformatician with a new research program at the University of Calgary investigating the connection and ecology of microbial communities in the health of humans and the environment.
Key Areas of Expertise: Genomics, microbiology, bioinformatics, microbiome, microbial ecology, water.