Our People - Microbes and Health

Expertise:

  • Vaccine development, immunotherapy and mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer.
  • Phage-based vaccines

Publications:

Javad Behravan's publication list

Group(s): 
Position→Adjunct; Research Theme→Microbes and Health
519-888-4642 or x84642
Location: 
ESC 338A

Expertise:

  • Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry related to antimicrobial and anticancer agents
  • Synthesis of heterocyclic and carbocyclic compounds
  • Mechanistic organic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Natural products chemistry and biochemistry
  • Beta lactam antibiotics
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health
519-888-4567 x32603
Location: 
PAS 2015

Expertise:

  • Chemical variations in teeth and what they reveal about the lives of their owners
  • Dental anthropology, human osteology, bioarchaeology, paleonutrition and paleopollution, with a particular emphasis on reconstructing the experiences of children in the past
  • Histological and microspatial chemical analyses (LA-ICP-MS, synchrotron) of ancient teeth and bones
  • The human body and its shifting location in debates regarding ownership of biomaterials, sex/gender and sexuality, and the evolution of human behavioural universals
Group(s): 
Faculty→Arts; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health
519-888-4567 x33957
Location: 
B1 291B

Expertise:

  • DNA replication, cell cycle checkpoints, molecular genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism for cancer-related studies of the cell cycle
  • Initiation of DNA replication including identifying and characterizing protein factors
  • Cancer diagnostic markers for cell proliferation
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Understanding Microbes
519-888-4567 x31352
Location: 
QNC 3623

Expertise:

  • Physiology, cell and developmental biology, molecular genetics
  • Neurological disease as a result of mitochondrial defects
  • Microfluidic chip-based assays for studying mitochondrial disease
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Microbes and Technology
519-888-4567 x35954
Location: 
ESC 233

Expertise:

  • Protein structure and function, enzymology, biophysics
  • Nitric oxide synthase including understanding the regulation and mechanism of this enzyme and its interactions with calmodulin
  • Class II aldolases in fungi and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a drug target
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Understanding Microbes
519-888-4567 x31559
Location: 
ESC 249 STC 4038

Expertise:

  • Enzyme structure, mechanism, inhibition and allostery
  • Role of conformational plasticity in enzyme function
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase enzyme
  • IgA1 proteases and their role in pathogenesis of mucosal infection
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Understanding Microbes
519-888-4567 x31567
Location: 
BMH 3728

Expertise:

  • molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of communicable bacterial infectious diseases
  • public health prevention of infectious diseases through immunizations, appropriate health and hygiene practices, and harm reduction programs
  • pedagogy and cirrucular design with an emphasis on integrating active-learning methods into undergraduate courses
Group(s): 
Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health
519-888-4567 x31790
Location: 
BMH 1709

Expertise:

  • Foodborne and related diseases in Canadian and international contexts
  • Burden and risks for foodborne and related diseases, and related interventions (including those currently in use, like food handler training)
  • Food safety strategies that account for the multiple health outcomes associated with the production and consumption of food
  • Public health practice
Group(s): 
Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health
519-888-4567 x35100
Location: 
ESC 234 ESC 241

Expertise:

  • Protein-lipid interaction in biological membranes
  • Bacterial pore-forming toxins – structure and function
  • Lipopeptide antibiotics – structure and function
  • Fluorescence methods to study protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Understanding Microbes
519-888-4567 x30509
Location: 
ESC 244 STC 4042

Expertise:

  • Enzymes that recognize and act upon carbohydrates, including especially glycosidases involved in the protein glycosylation pathway and the process of starch digestion
  • Starch breakdown in mammalian cells (e.g. treatment of Type II Diabetes)
  • Human gut commensal microbial species – starch digestion enzymes
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Understanding Microbes
519-888-4567 x21301
Location: 
PHR 4003

Expertise:

  • Mediphage – phage-based biotechnology
  • Applications of phage and phage-encoded genes and genetic systems with applications in the design of novel therapeutics and optimized production/purification platforms
  • Oncology and antiviral therapeutics design
  • Anti-bacterials, viral exclusion systems, cosmeceuticals
     
Group(s): 
Faculty→Science; Position→Faculty; Research Theme→Microbes and Health, Microbes and Technology