Prof. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister
Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister completed her PhD from the University of British Columbia (Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Jim Kronstad focusing on the impact of signal transduction cascades in the human fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans. She reported the first biomarkers of cryptococcal infection and discovered a novel drug-repurposing strategy to treat cryptococcosis. She then went on to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship funded through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Germany) under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann, world renowned leader in mass spectrometry-based proteomics. In July 2018, Dr. Geddes-McAlister started her own research group at the University of Guelph (Canada) where her research team explores the intricate relationships between pathogen and host during infection from a systems biology perspective with both medical and agricultural relevance. She currently manages a lab of 25 trainees with diverse funding and industry partnerships to advance our knowledge of infection and propose new treatment strategies.