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Ms. Nancy ElChaar
Degree(s): Honours Life Sciences Undergraduate Degree
Job Title: Master’s student
Institution: McMaster University
101 Sanford Ave N.
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5Z1
Work Phone: 6479863585
Section Affiliation: Infections and Immunity
I am interested in exploring the role that the upper respiratory tract microbiome plays in the susceptibility to respiratory infections. This includes characterizing the upper respiratory tract microbiota and looking for protective features of commensal microbes against Streptococcus Pneumoniae colonization.
Keywords: Upper respiratory tract, Colonization resistance, Antimicrobial peptides, S. pneumoniae