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Dr. Alexander Ensminger

Degree(s): Ph.D.

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Biochemistry; Molecular Genetics

Institution: University of Toronto
MaRS Centre, West Tower, 16th floor
661 University Ave, Room 1637
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1

Contact Information

Email: alex.ensminger@utoronto.ca
Work Phone: +14169786522
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Personal Website:

Research Profile

Section Affiliation: Infections and Immunity

Research Interest:

Our lab is interested in the evolution of microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which these diminutive organisms persist in our environment and make us sick. We focus our attention on Legionella pneumophila, a remarkable bacterial pathogen that maintains the microbial world’s largest known arsenal of translocated effectors (with over 300 identified to date).

Keywords: Legionnaires’ disease, Legionella pneumophila, effectors, CRISPR-Cas, metaeffectors