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Dr. Silvia T. Cardona

Degree(s): PhD

Job Title: Professor

Department: Microbiology

Institution: University of Manitoba
213 Buller Building
Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Contact Information

Email: silvia.cardona@umanitoba.ca
Fax: 204-474-7603
Work Phone: 204-292-5313
Mobile Phone:

Personal Website:

Research Profile

Section Affiliation: Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology

Research Interest:

My long-term research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control microbial growth in diverse environments, such as infection sites and biotechnological processes. To that end, our lab builds genomic and synthetic biology tools with a focus on essential genes. We apply these tools to the discovery of antimicrobials, the synthesis and degradation of bioplastics, and pathogen detection. We develop some of these applications in Burkholderia, a group of Gram-negative bacteria that ha

Keywords: bacterial genetics, essential genes, antimicrobial screens, genetic tools, antibiotic mechanism of action