Marie Elliot, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

melliot@mcmaster.ca

(905) 525-9140 x 24225

Life Sciences Building (LSB) 329

McMaster University

The Elliot Lab Website

 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics

Research Interests

Work in the Elliot lab focusses on the antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria. Fully exploiting the antibiotic production capabilities of these bacteria requires a comprehensive understanding of their development, gene regulation and community behaviour. Using cutting-edge genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches, members of the Elliot lab are working to understand how antibiotic production is controlled, are exploring how antibiotic production impacts microbial community interactions (and vice versa), and are developing powerful genetic tools to stimulate new antibiotic production.

2019 The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University