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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"As a PHO scientist, I am at the intersection of science and public health practice. It’s extremely rewarding to see that my efforts really can make a positive impact on people’s health and contribute to real improvements in the lives of Ontarians."

Nahuel Fittipaldi, Scientist


Academic degrees and accreditations

  • Postdoctorate (Microbial Pathogenesis), The Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • Doctor of philosophy  (Microbiology), School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Montreal
  • Master of science (Microbiology), School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Montreal

Areas of expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Human and zoonotic streptococci
  • Pathogen–host interactions
  • Genomic epidemiology

PHO research interests

  • Genomic epidemiology of human and zoonotic streptococci
  • Molecular interplay between the streptococcal pathogen and the host
  • Asymptomatic streptococcal carriage

Current PHO research activities

  • Examining the pathogenesis of infection of human and zoonotic streptococci using integrated strategies combining genome sequencing, transcriptomics, and molecular population genetic analysis.
  • Leveraging basic knowledge to aid the development of new diagnostic tools, vaccine strategies, and therapeutic agents.
  • Collaborating with various institutional platforms and research efforts including the Pathogen Discovery Program.
  • Supporting and providing scientific advice to the Genomics core laboratory.

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