Lori Burrows, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences


(905) 525-9140 x 22029

MDCL 2238

McMaster University

The Burrows Lab Website

Research Interests

The Burrows lab studies how bacteria interact with surfaces using common grappling hook-like virulence factors called type IV pili, which are potential drug and vaccine targets. Surface interactions and/or exposure to subinhibitory concentrations of antibiotics lead to the formation of antimicrobial tolerant biofilms. By understanding the pathways that lead to biofilm development, we can both inhibit and exploit them to identify new antimicrobials.

2019 The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University